Tour blog: Georgia Hall
I’m in a very good mood this week as I’ve just got back from my summer holiday! I’ve had a few days just to chill out and then I’m back to practicing tomorrow. I’m feeling relaxed, refreshed and ready to get back into it!
I went to Majorca with six friends from school and we all had a brilliant time. The weather was great and it was 35 degrees every day.
But on our way back I had a crisis when I managed to loose my boarding pass! I had it when I went through security but I somehow managed to loose it after that. I was worried they wouldn’t let me on but it was fine in the end.
I haven’t actually been on a holiday since I was six years old. As I’m away so much for golf, I normally don’t want to get back on a plane when I have some time off. But this year I thought I’d give it a go and I really enjoyed it.
Just before I went away I competed at the Ricoh Women’s British Open at Woburn. I didn’t play that well but it was a brilliant atmosphere and it was lovely to see so many people I knew there.
Playing so soon after the Scottish Open was good but as the courses are so different I don’t know if it gave me much of an advantage.
Woburn is quite an Americanised golf course with long grass and big greens, and I knew from the start that it wouldn’t massively suit me. If you hit a good shot you can still be rewarded, but I just didn’t hit enough straight shots. My putting on the other hand was fine!
My dad was caddying for me and my mum and brother came up to watch. I also met up with some old golf friends who are still amateurs, and obviously my coach was there. It was a fun week.
I was staying with a member from Woburn, who lives only ten minutes away from the club. I kept busy in the evenings going out for dinner with my hosts, my family, and Lauren Taylor who’s one of my best friends.
This year was my fourth Open, but I think it was actually my least favourite and that’s not because of how I played!
I just think that the British Open should always be on a links style course. The last three were at St Andrews, Royal Birkdale and Turnberry and they’re all amazing courses. But I love Woburn, it’s actually my favourite golf club in England.
Loads more people come to the Open than the other events I play in. But I actually enjoy playing in front of big crowds so I don’t feel any extra pressure.
This week I’ve been watching the Olympics. I love watching the games and I always look forward to seeing the athletics and gymnastics.
I watched the fencing the other night and I enjoyed that even though it’s a sport that I wouldn’t normally watch! For the women’s golf I think one of the Korean or Chinese competitors will win gold, but it’s hard to say who will get the medals as it could be anyone really.
My next event is the This Girl Golfs day at Mannings Heath in Kent, I’m really looking forward to it!
Then after that I’m going to a competition in Germany, with a quick stop in Switzerland on the way for a media day.