Journal Official Website of LPGA & ALPG Golfer Karrie Webb
Journal



February 18, 2014
June 6, 2013
April 30, 2013
March 11, 2013
February 11, 2013
September 5, 2012
August 6, 2012
July 1, 2012
March 12, 2012
January 22, 2012
September 5, 2011
August 16, 2011
July 27, 2011
July 15, 2011
July 5, 2011
June 15, 2011
June 6, 2011
May 2, 2011
April 9, 2011
April 9, 2011
March 25, 2011
February 28, 2011
February 16, 2011
January 30, 2011
December 31, 2010
November 17, 2010
October 19, 2010
October 5, 2010
September 7, 2010
August 9, 2010
July 14, 2010
July 8, 2010
June 28, 2010
June 22, 2010
June 7, 2010
May 18, 2010
May 6, 2010
April 26, 2010
April 9, 2010
March 21, 2010
March 10, 2010
February 23, 2010
February 17, 2010
January 26, 2010
January 3, 2010
December 23, 2009
December 10, 2009
November 13, 2009
October 28, 2009
October 12, 2009
September 30, 2009
September 22, 2009
September 14, 2009
September 8, 2009
September 1, 2009
August 26, 2009
August 18, 2009
August 10, 2009
July 28, 2009
July 21, 2009
July 14, 2009
July 9, 2009
July 6, 2009
June 30, 2009
June 22, 2009
June 15, 2009
June 8, 2009
May 31, 2009
May 21, 2009



Australia
Journal
Solheim Cup

Hi Everyone

What a week last week! I went up to Chicago last week to the Solheim Cup to be Meg Mallon's cart driver for the weekend. When I agreed to help Meg out I didn't realize how much work it was going to be!! So I have arrived in Portland for this week's tournament a little tired.....but totally worth it. With Meg being such a good friend of mine, I was glad that I was there to help her out anyway I could. Being a cart driver for 12 hours a day felt like a continuous traffic jam! Trying to get Meg to where she needed to be, quickly, was a real challenge. I think by the end of the week, I had worked out some short cuts to get her there as fast as possible. Also I managed to not lose any of the 10 players and caddies that I was carrying around at some stages and all the spectators made it out unscathed!!

The Solheim Cup itself was as exciting as ever. Both teams played extremely well and through the middle of Sunday afternoon it looked like either team could to win. I think the difference was that the Americans stepped up at a crucial time and hit the shots and made the putts that they needed to, to win. I also think that the pro-American crowd helped inspire the girls to pull it out. If they had been playing in Europe it could have gone the other way. In the end the 16-12 scoreline wasn't really indicative as to how close the matches really were.  For Captain Beth Daniel and her two vice captains, Kelly Robbins and Meg, it was two years of hard work and organization. They are all great friends of mine, so I was very happy for them.

So the good news for the week was that my good friends led the US team to a victory! The bad news.....ohhh I am still trying to digest it and get over it......was that the Aussie cricket team lost to England in the deciding Ashes test!!! So 2 years of absolute torture from Laura Davies and any of the Englishmen out on tour! I have been busily collecting all my bets from the State of Origin, so that I can pay Laura and a couple others the money I have lost to them over the Ashes. Also to top off a bad weekend for Aussie sport, the Australian Rugby team lost the Bledisoe Cup to the New Zealand All Blacks!! So not only do I have the Pommies sprouting off, I have the Kiwis in my ear as well! That wasn't as much of an upset as the Ashes loss, so I can take that one a bit easier.

So as for this week, we are playing a different course out here in Portland. After many years of playing at Columbia Edgewater C.C we have moved out to Pumpkin Ridge (Ghost Course) for this year's event. The course is in good shape and is fairly similar to the other course (Witch Hollow) that we have played a couple of US Opens on. I have been practicing the last couple of days and I am looking forward to getting started on Friday. I have my coach Ian Triggs here again which is good to get me going after 3 weeks off. Things feel pretty good, so I am hoping I can take up where I left off at the British Open. The weather is supposed to be really good out here for the week. I just love Portland. I'm sure it's not so great in the middle of winter, but it is always absolutely beautiful out here when we play at this time of the year.

So that's it for the week. Let's hope for lots of birdies and a great tourney!!

Karrie

  

Paula and I goofing around after Paula was avoiding the volunteer cart driver (Me)

 

 




Karrie Webb is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame
© Karrie Webb. All Rights Reserved.
Produced by dotinteractive.com
Nippon Shaft LPGA SpinalCure Australia Christopher and Dana Reeve Newsletter