Le Reve in Las Vegas followed by Spicy Louisiana – Life on Tour: it’s tough but someone’s got to do it…

Written by: megangolf | Wednesday, April 12th, 2006
Categories: Golf For WomenLPGA TourSite News

MeganI kicked off my trip by celebrating with some friends Friday night at Malia, my favorite restaurant in Santa Monica. After a few hours of sleep, I caught my 8am flight to Las Vegas to have some fun for a few days and to participate in a Corporate Invitational for my Tour Sponsor.

For four days, I saw two spectacular shows, Cirque du Soleil’s Le Rêve (The Dream) at the Wynn and the new Bluetopia by Blue Man Group at the Venetian. Wow! Breathtaking. The acrobat dancers of Cirque du Soleil were beyond amazing. And the three Blue Men from Bluetopia had such a great energy and music going throughout the show, you can hardly stay still in your seat.

Oh, and I forgot the food. Since my hosts knew I love Thai food, they took me to the hot and trendy Tao restaurant at the Venetian. Delicioso! During the weekend and during the invitational, I played Reflection Bay and The Falls at Lake Las Vegas. Great courses. High elevations, lots of water hazards, and 10-30mph winds from 1pm on. You can see Celine Dion’s mansion off the 18th green at Reflection Bay.


The Mental Game: We shape our own reality through positive thinking

Written by: megangolf | Monday, March 27th, 2006
Categories: Golf For WomenGolf InstructionLPGA TourPro Tips

MeganI got my first two tournaments on the Futures Tour under my belt and I have to say that I am pleased with the results. I learned a lot about myself and my game over the last two weeks. I am excited to build on that for the rest of the year.

It’s a challenge playing out there on tour because you have to have the mental toughness week after week. It is a grind to play and practice all day, everyday.

After talking with my mental coach, Dr Joseph Parent, during both tournaments, I discovered that I was thinking way too much about my score which really determined how I played the last few holes of each round. In the next couple of weeks that I have off, I will be practicing the techniques that Doc suggested so that I will be even more prepared for my next event in Louisiana.

I was much more focused the first week at Cleveland Heights than I was at Summerfield the following week. I stayed in the present more often and felt like I was more aggressive. And the scores obviously proved it. After playing scared last week especially after making a 7 on the par-three 15th, I felt like I fought and bounced back; but I know that it had an affect on me the next day. This is why I need to learn how to immediately forget about the negative and focus only on the positive. And by the positive, I mean all the great drives I had, the pure iron shots I hit to only a few feet from the pin, those special chip-ins for birdie or those par saves that get you excited and rev up your adrenaline a bit.

I have learned a lot about the mechanics of the golf swing.

I have learned even more about the mental approach over the last few years and, I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to stay mentally tough and be consistent week after week.

I am definitely up for the challenge and I am excited for my first year on tour. I have learned more than I thought I ever would in the last two weeks. Just think of how much I will have learned at the end of the year.

I’m going to end this blog entry with a quote from my favorite author from a book that I actually just finished reading. A quote that I will never forget: “I believe we shape our own reality through positive thinking.”

Until next time…

Megan Heckeroth – Tour Pro

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