Three days later and you could say it was another successful tournament. It all began after landing in California, USA just before midnight on Saturday from the QSC the previous week in Malaysia. I really tried to keep my eyes wide open like an owl through the plane ride from Hong-Kong to San Francisco. This allowed me to come back to the ducks’ local Silverado condos weary and ready to snooze beside Cali in the high-raised king sized bed. I must say I could get used to these ginormous beds, fluffy pillows, crisp linen, and thin but warm dooners. Oh and while I’m at it the daily make-your-bed and fresh towel service. I’ve been in my own dorm room for 3 days in the past 25, so you can see where I am coming from right?
Anyways I enjoyed somewhat of a sleep and woke up to see some more friendly familiar faces in my bed 😉 I unquestionably missed my teammates and it was the best feeling to be reunited with them (dw my Aussie mates, when I get back home it’ll be a whole other level of reunification emotions ❤ – June 16th: about 60 days and I’m counting down woop woop)! It was a chillax mornin’ and we tried to do some homework on the deck, which eventually turned to a lazed moment before having to leave for our practice round at Silverado GC. Luckily carts were provided for the day as I made my way around trying to take in as much knowledge about the course as possible. This was followed by a Mexican dinner buffet (oh yes another buffet) at the club, which included a “make your own mini burritos/tacos”. And for dessert… CHURROS – yes the word just says it all. That crunchy but soft long type of donut deep fried and dipped in sugar and cinnamon, AMEN!
SMILE FOR THE TEAM SELFIE
A soothing 9-6, 9 hour sleep got my body clock back on track and I was ready to power out 36 holes all by myself (really, not to sound bratty – but I was spoilt with a caddy last week.. pushing my own buggy felt like a new mission to accomplish). But I survived and I think I dedicate it to the turkey and avocado sub that I had on the turn. As people would hear it from me: “it was sooooooooooo goooooooooood” – just accentuate the o’s and you got the Cathleen phrase down pat. Ok back to the sub – it had perfectly cut turkey slices accompanied by this amazing guacamole (had the right amount of salt, pepper and lemon for my liking) on a soft and chewy bread bun. It was not your ordinary sandwich that’s for sure. Finished the day with a -2 in the morning and a +6 in the afternoon – physically I actually felt fine but I could feel myself mentally drained coming in on the backside. Well a long day on the course was followed by with gourmet soft tacos for dinner from a stand within a local market in Napa. Later on, we celebrated Walker’s second birthday (Coach’s son) with CAKE – yes another delicious dessert of vanilla sponge cake with a strawberry, banana and pineapple compote filling topped with cream.. *drool*
HAHA I JUST HAD TO!! Reppin’ our new jackets for the week 😉 #NIKE #seriousness #models4lyf
Ready for the 36
Fresh crab and casa chicken tacos
Cars @ #2
The last day came by fast and I woke up undesirably yet unsurprisingly to an early alarm feeling so tired and exhausted. I tried the famous boosting breakfast juice but that didn’t quite do me well enough. Following the usual warm up routine, the team got a “VAMOS” break and that I must mention for sure got me pumped for the day – ah the power of team synergy. I just had to persevere through one more round of golf before I knew I could try this famous local “burgerdog” dish that some people had hyped about. Starting with a birdie and 14 pars before claiming another 2 birdies and closing with a bogey, par, I managed to shoot another -2 70 at the Silverado GC. This course had a layout which I believe rewarded well-thought out shots both off the tee and into the green. The team managed to finish at T5 and full results/information can be found on the goducks.com website. After a solid half-hour wait, our freshly BBQ’d burgerdogs were specially made for us. They are essentially beef paddies with melted cheddar cheese shaped to fit a hotdog bun and can be topped off with mustard, ketchup, onion, pickles and sweet relish. I demolished the lot and boy did Marcella and I want seconds (luckily it was tabbed *tsk tsk).
Met quite the taste buds them burgerdogs!
Co-hosted with Colorado, the Coaches did a great job in running a fantastic week, which hopefully turns into an annual meet.
He puts a smile on my face every time 😀 aw baby W!
It was time to FINALLY make my way back to Eugene, on another plane ride.. I mean not that over 40 hours on the plane in the past 2 weeks haven’t been enough, what’s another 1 hour flight going to do hey? It is a relaxing feeling to be back in town, especially when I am currently tucked in my just-washed bed sheets after doing a couple loads of laundry (the best to have already unpacked everythinnng after living out of a suitcase for a long time). However all those relaxation thoughts have just been blown by the alarming reminder of school work, more school work, study, print the notes, continue to study and EXAMS before heading into our post-season. Our next tournament, the Pac 12s Championship, is held in Corvallis the following Thursday-Sunday week.
Time to dig into the books, work on the game, get some workouts in and SLEEEEEEEEEEEPP.
On that note, I am Outtahere, PEACE!