It is one of my favorite weeks on tour
Aloha! What a wonderful office and venue the LPGA had recently in Hawaii. We played at the beautiful Ko Olina Golf Club, and most of the players stayed at a beachfront resort across the street from the course.
A typical tournament day is a morning workout with a jog by the beach, a tournament round, dinner (usually Roy’s butterfish), then sunset. Pretty perfect!
It is absolutely one of my favorite weeks on tour. I usually arrive in Hawaii a few days early to go sightseeing, surf (attempt to surf, really), snorkel and enjoy everything that’s wonderful about Hawaii -- the scenery, the smell, the delicious food and water sports.
I usually end up in the ocean every day I am visiting to do something. This trip, snorkeling was a highlight. I was so excited to learn how to snorkel in the lagoons around the hotel. I ended up buying two sets of snorkel gear and encouraged my family and friends on tour to join me. We even went out on a little snorkel cruise one afternoon after golf.
The week in Hawaii began for me with a practice round and a clinic for TaylorMade/adidas in front of about 200 people and 40 kids from the local Boys & Girls Club. It’s always fun to see all of the people and to get a chance to teach some kids about golf.
I have played the Ko Olina Golf Club course five times, and every day it plays differently. Most golf courses in Hawaii are subject to windy conditions. The winds at Ko Olina are very challenging and strong.
We always have drawn big crowds in Hawaii and enjoy the great support from all of the wonderful golf fans there. I can't wait to go back!