The 2009 Baldwin-Wallace College women’s spring golf team is looking to improve on its 2008 fall season and build on a third-place finish at last year’s Ohio Athletic Conference Championship Tournament.The Yellow Jackets are led by Head Coach Sean Strickland, who is in his first season as women’s golf coach and assistant women’s basketball coach.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Rob....Got the bags???

I really cannot even begin to explain how AMAZING spring break was with the team! I feel we are closer than ever before and I cannot wait to go on more trips with these girls. Granted, we didn't play as well as we would have liked to both days, but when you play in the infamous Tampa monsoon what do you expect. I know our team likes to exaggerate and embellish our stories some times (lol) but LITERALLY there were times that we could not see 100 feet in front of us. Balls were being lost in the middle of the fairway! Oh and have you ever heard of casual water?? Well we were playing in CAUSAL LAKES!!!! But beyond all of the water, rain and horrible conditions, we had an awesome time.

Lastly, you know how when we play in the Cleveland area you worry about deer in the fairways…..WELL in Tampa you have to worry about ALLIGATORS!!!! Rob told us about this but we did NOT believe him UNTIL we started playing. Ugh….Seeing these creatures were NOT cool, but we knew with Emily’s running tactics we would get away from these beastly animals!

**Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.** Robert Collier


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spring Break and Thereafter

So...we left for Spring Break almost two weeks ago, which seems pretty insane. I mean, I was going to bed at like ten o'clock to get up and 4:45 in the morning to get to the airport at 5:30. Which is nothing compared to poor Emily and Nicole who were up at 2. And at that point, what point is there is actually going to sleep?

Anyway, after a great plane ride which Sam slept through the entire time, even through pictures, we landed in Tampa. Not as warm as I would like, but sooo much nicer than the snow-infested streets of Cleveland.

The tournament itself was interesting. There was discussion about different tactics of running away from alligators. There's Emily's version and Sam's version. You can pick who to believe, but my money is on Sam (no offense Em). After that, the rain came. Oh, the rain. It poured, and poured, and poured, adding to the already ridiculous amounts of water on the course. There were several times I thought the club was going to slip, but luckily it didn't, tho somehow my scorecard remained completely dry. Don't ask me how.

But then, after an entire day of pouring and still having to play, about ten minutes after we finish....lightning. Freaking. Lightning. After praying all day for it, it comes too late. So, in order to relax after my frustration and grieving, we took a trip down to the hot tub. It was the only option.

But overall I had a lot of fun with everyone. It was really a great time, and I think things can only get better because the weather sucked. And I don't think it can rain any harder up here.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


This year is flying by!! I can't even believe we have our first day of practice tomorrow, and we've already had our first tournament of the spring season! The spring break trip was a blast!!!! It was filled with golf, fun, food, some sunburn, and a monsoon. On tuesday we played a practice round at the course our tournament wed. and thursday was at...the weather was delightful; not too hot and not too cold. When we played on Wednesday, we enjoyed some WARM Florida sunshine! It was so nice but inflicted us all with some unpleasant sunburn! I'm not really going to touch on how i played...5 months off from golf is not a good thing...haha...anyways Thursday rolls around, and we are expecting RAIN! And it came! I can't believe we golfed in sooo much rain! It pouring! I was soaked through every piece of clothing i was wearing! But some how we all made it through and finished all 18 holes! Anyways, spring break was a blast, and i'm super pumped for spring season!!!!


Monday, March 15, 2010

I finally remembered to blog

We just got back from spring break in Tampa just a few days ago. The course had so much water I could swim from hole to hole; although with all the alligators we saw in the ponds surrounding all the holes, I'm pretty positive I wouldn't try it. We arrived on Monday and just relaxed for a few hours and then hit the driving range. Early Tuesday morning we had a preactice round, after which we went to a gorgeous outdoor mall called Wiregrass...I think. Wednesday was our first day of the tournament and luckily the weather was absolutely beautiful. I got fried. I was so red it looked like I belonged in the lobster tank at a seafood restaurant. After the first day of the tournament we went to Clearwater, which was a beach town on the Gulf of Mexico. We were supposed to go to the beach on Friday, our day off, but because of the rainy forecast we decided to go Wednesday since the weather was gorgeous. I had a great time walking into the various tourist shops and realxing on the beach. Thursday was a complete and total mess. I felt like I was in the middle of monsoon season. We all got soaked. Even though the conditions were awful, I still managed to take off 9 stokes from my previous day's score, go figure. After taking showers and drying off, the team went out for a really nice dinner, which was delicious. I can't remember the name of the restaurant though. Friday morning we got all packed into the van and went to the International Mall before heading to the airport. Because of all the bad weather our flight kept getting delayed, but we all eventaully made it home. :)

and there it is, my first blog. can no longer give me the death stare when you mention blogging to the team ;)