I’m currently at 35,000 feet, feeling very twitchy. It’s an 11-hour flight from London to San Francisco and it’s one of those travel days you just wish you were at your end destination. I’ve been up since 4am to get to the airport for the first of my two flights for the day. I’ve made this journey countless times over the years, going through the motions, almost knowing to the minute from when I leave, to the time exactly I’ll arrive back at my front door of what used to be ‘home’. I always had the same eager excitement of getting back to the U.S, especially coming back over the hill heading north on the 101 from the airport and seeing the city right in front of you, it’s just such an awesome view and gives me goosebumps thinking about it now. It’s been almost 7 months since I reluctantly had to leave America and I’m more excited than ever to be heading back, as I look out of the window here, at 35,000 feet, I can’t help but think and smile about the action-packed couple of weeks ahead in California. It’ll be a great end to what has been a rollercoaster 2017. To be able to catch up with great friends and play some golf, (hopefully in shorts and t-shirt) will be some perfect R & R. It will also give me a chance to reflect on my 2017 and start to plan and prepare my goals for 2018, where having a full year playing professionally will hopefully put me in better stead.
I have started to solidify some of my plans for early 2018 (as much as I can) and I’m already excited and optimistic about the year ahead. The beginning of 2018 is already set to have some fun travel, which starts with heading back out to California to get in some more winter practice, in preparation for the following weeks where I head down to South Africa for Sunshine Tour Qualifying School. It’s been a while since I was last in South Africa playing and I’m excited to be going back. I went to Qualifying school about 6 years ago, just before I left for college and only missed out by a stroke or two, so I’d like to think that even though standards have drastically increased over the past years, my game has too and will be consistent to get me through both stages. I do love being in SA, the people are awesome and the golf is super fun, they also have the best sunsets and steaks in the world (personal opinion) but nevertheless I’m hoping it’ll be a great couple of weeks as I’ll also get to spend some time with my sister and her family in Zambia before flying down to Johannesburg for the first stage.
So plenty of air miles planned, and an exciting couple of months ahead, providing the golf is just as good and I can obtain my card, it will be the cherry on the cake. I’ll be sure to keep you updated on scores through my results page and for those that follow my social media channels, I’m excited to take you on the journey over the next couple of months.
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Cheers from above the clouds.