Let’s dive right in! I have worked on myself, both the inside and out, and feel like I will soon be ready to take on the entire world!
Now, mind you, I am a huge fan of playing at ANY and EVERY event that I am given the chance to play, be it because of the actual venue, the region of the world, or the people. Hell, sometimes it is because of the shopping, I won’t lie. And while there are truly no favorite golf tournaments in my opinion, there are several places I will be visiting that just pretty much blow my socks off, be it my first or tenth visit.
Every year the LPGA visits these two stunning countries to play in the Evian Masters and the Ladies’ British Open. The regions are amazing, with the Evian Masters on a course that overlooks Lake Geneva, and this year the LBWO is in the north of England, at Royal Birkdale Golf Club, located between Liverpool and Manchester. Every year I visit Europe, and every year I leave with a greater appreciation for the region. The food, the culture. It’s amazing… Also, like all the other foreign countries we visit, the players get to know one another in a new light. Friendships are formed, or strengthened, and there is always some mischief that takes place.
Exotic. Hot. Balmy. Lush. Spicy. Anything and everything you can imagine a place like faraway Southeast Asia to be, only shadows the magic and beauty of the area. I love traveling to places like Thailand and Singapore, where the sun beats down on your skin, where the air covers you in a sweet and glistening layer of sweat and humidity, and adventure is just a car ride away. Last year I rode an elephant, and I also saw Jason Mraz in concert. It was an amazingly exotic region, and I might try to visit the area a few days early and go scuba diving in Bali. What adventures await for me this year, no one knows.
Seven-star hotels, some of the world’s finest dining, sheiks, belly dancers, camel back rides at sunset, (in my case, anyway) a driver available 24/7 with his BMW 750li, awesome clubs, beautiful people of every shade, and incredible shopping. The architecture of the buildings, both inside and out, is unreal. After visiting places like Rome, where the ancient architecture would take my breath away at every instant, the modern architectural designs of nearly every high rise building in Dubai makes me appreciate the science behind every structure. So much, in fact, that when I go back to school (which I plan on doing), I want to get a degree in architectural design.. Standing at the brink of an untouched and pure piece of Earth has never been more apparent to me than when I drove from my resort to the deserts of the Middle East in a matter of minutes. The starkness in which the modern-day world can be removed is astounding. The silence is deafening, and you can feel the beat of the Earth in the sands. Oh, and the golf and hospitality of everyone is unsurpassed! Everyone smiles, and being treated like a superstar is not a bad perk, either…