Player diary: Nicole Morales (Part 2)

Nicole Morales during the 2013 Annika Invitational.

Girls Rankings »

#NameYearStateRating
1Andrea Lee2016CA68.06
2Kristen Gillman2016TX69.26
3Angel Yin2017CA70.11
4Clare Amelia Legaspi2016CA70.65
5Mariel Galdiano2016HI70.87

Hey, everyone!

Not much has gone on since the last time I wrote from the Duke of York Young Champions Trophy. I’ve been at home catching up on schoolwork and getting completely adjusted to my new life in Florida.

I love living in Orlando! The weather right now is absolutely perfect. The humidity is down and the love-bugs are gone – great conditions for training. I get out of school at noon every day and I’m at the Mike Bender Golf Academy practicing by 1 p.m.. My coach Cheryl Anderson and I just came up with a practice plan for me, detailing how much time I should spend practicing each aspect of my game (wedge game, putting, chipping, bunker game and full swing) and what drills I should be focusing on. I love my practice schedule and can already see the improvements in my game.

Mondays are usually my days off. I’m a firm believer in having a balanced life, and I use Mondays as a chance to focus on my schoolwork. I work out twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3-4 p.m. with Scott Shepard, the personal trainer at the Bender Academy. The rest of the week I will be practicing my technique from 1-4 p.m. at the Academy. I joined Heathrow Golf Club, which is five minutes away, and I try to go out to play as much as possible in the afternoons.

Right now is crunch time. The Ping Invitational at Karsten Creek Golf Club is coming up soon- the first round is on October 12th and I’m really looking forward to it. This will be my first and only time in the event (because next year I will be a freshman at the University of Alabama) so I’m really looking forward to competing and playing my best. I am traveling with my best friend (and teammate on the Wyndham Cup East team!) Abbey Carlson. so I know we will have a great time. The AJGA has provided us with a host family, and I can’t wait to finally meet them. We fly out the Thursday afternoon before the tournament and I know the two of us are going to have a lot of fun.

That’s all for now, so wish me luck in Karsten Creek next week! Until next time… Roll Tide!

Welcome to Golfweek.com's comments section.
Please review the posting guidlines here: Golfweek.com Community Guidelines.
All accounts must be verified using Disqus email verification