Allianz Ladies Slovak Open LogoWell I arrived to play in the Allianz Ladies Slovak Open at 4am on Tuesday morning. It was a long 10 hr bus ride from Germany!! So after a quick nap, we headed up to the course to have a practice round. WOW, the greens were very interesting, how to describe it, dead elephants buried underneath them! The slopes were actually so severe you knew exactly where the pin positions were going to be, as there wasn’t many spot you could put a flag!

So after some more practice and some rest, I hit off at 12:10 on Thursday. I was hitting it very solid off the tee which always give you confidence, I seemed to struggle a bit with my irons, but holed some putts to sign my card for a 1 under, 71. This put me in 13th position, and I was feeling good about my 7am Friday hit off.

Allianz Ladies Slovak Open

My day to be honest went pretty much similar to Thursday, solid again, holed few putts for birdie, and missed some which resulted in bogeys, the only difference today was on the 8th (our 17th) I walked up to green we couldn’t see and my ball was not there, initially I was a little disappointed as I thought it was going to be close, as I walk to go searching over the back, I notice the ball in the hole!! An eagle 2 sure helps the score card along, so I signed for a 3 under 69, to move me up to T4 going into the weekend.

This was sure a different position for me. 2 weeks ago I was wondering when will I make a cut, and now I was in the top 5 going into the weekend! Strange game!

Caroline Hedwall - Alliance Ladies Slovak Open WinnerSo as you can imagine I was pretty nervous, I struggled at the beginning, I guess it was nerves, and I was just putting the ball on the green in the wrong spots, with long, slopping putts. So after 8 holes I was +3, but a big storm came in and we were called off for the rest of the day and the tournament was to be cut to 54 holes. So out we went Sunday to finish our round. I played very steady golf, I birded the 9th hole, then had 9 straight pars, to finish in T8th position.  Golf is funny, no matter where you finish you want to finish better, and think, what if I did this, or this happened, and this was the case with me, but all in all, I am very very happy with this week, and hope I can take a lot of confidence from this into Holland next week. Fellow Rookie, Caroline Headwall had her 1st win on the European Tour, which I am so happy for her.

So a big thank you for your support and chat soon!


  • Comment by Rob McGregor — May 31, 2011 @ 12:34 am

    Well done on the weekend, and this should give you a bit of confidence. You were the talking point at the Vets golf at Sanctuary Lakes this week.
    Keep up the good work and keep pushing to be the best you can.
    Best Regards,
    rob McGregor
    Sanctuary Lakes G C

  • Comment by Judy Bowler — May 31, 2011 @ 5:03 am

    Hi Stacey I like site & look forward to following your progress

  • Comment by Munnzy — May 31, 2011 @ 5:04 am

    well done Stacey we are all very proud. give me a call soon or i will rent you room out. but the way youer going soon you will not need a room here at the Lakes anymore. keep playing well!!


  • Comment by Damo — May 31, 2011 @ 5:29 am

    Good work Keats. We are all really proud of ya.
    Surely a win I’m the horizon for you.
    Great stuff.

  • Comment by Anne McGorrery — May 31, 2011 @ 5:35 am

    Hi Stace. I knew you would get there soon! Love the blog site! Well done!

  • Comment by Henry — May 31, 2011 @ 5:59 am

    Well done Stace. Top placed Australian !! Keep up the good work.

  • Comment by John Snowden — May 31, 2011 @ 6:36 am

    Hi Stacey,
    Well done will keep watching your progress regularly.


    John Snowden.

  • Comment by Stacey — May 31, 2011 @ 7:36 am

    Thanks John! I’ll be updating here as often as my schedule allows me and great to have you following 🙂 Stace x

  • Comment by Kathy Roberts — May 31, 2011 @ 7:07 am

    Well done Stacey!! Enjoy Slovakia – it has a rich history, but I doubt in golf history. Enjoy your golf – looking forward to catching up when you return.
    Kathy Roberts

  • Comment by Stacey — May 31, 2011 @ 7:33 am

    Will be sure to catch up for a tea on my return and thank you Kathy appreciate it 🙂

  • Comment by Bob Utber — May 31, 2011 @ 7:13 am

    Team Keating
    well done and keep up the good work like the Cats. Maybe I will get my umbrella back that I lent you some years ago!
    New it was only a matter of time before the money came rolling in.
    Bob The Cat

  • Comment by Stacey — May 31, 2011 @ 7:32 am

    Go catters! You know I loved that umbrella… Thanks for the support Bob! x

  • Comment by John Bustard — May 31, 2011 @ 7:16 am

    Great site, look forward to regular updates and more top 10 finishes.
    1.Missed cut, 2.missed cut, 3. 55th now 4. 8th looks like a podium finish on the way….funny game golf!

  • Comment by Stacey — May 31, 2011 @ 7:32 am

    Just gotta keep chippin away… Will be doing my best! Thanks JB

  • Comment by judy adcock — May 31, 2011 @ 8:03 am

    Hi Stace, Have been following your progress from Ganton, keep up the good work. hope to see you here soon.

  • Comment by Stacey — June 1, 2011 @ 4:17 am

    Thanks Jude!! Miss Ganton!! Hope to c u soon! xo

  • Comment by Gail Potts — May 31, 2011 @ 8:13 am

    Hi Stacey – Fantastic result – well done. A win must be close with how you are playing. Love your site. Everyone in Canberra is cheering for you. Good luck in Holland and congrats to Caroline for me.Gail x

  • Comment by Stacey — June 1, 2011 @ 4:18 am

    Thanks Gail!! Thanks Canberra! Passed on your congrats to Caroline, she is very happy!! 🙂 Hi to your boys!

  • Comment by Kerrie Curtis — May 31, 2011 @ 9:11 am

    Hi Stace, love the new website, can follow closer now, keep up the good work

  • Comment by Stacey — June 1, 2011 @ 4:19 am

    Thanks Kerry!! Thanks for following, having a great time! 🙂

  • Comment by Jenny Brooks — May 31, 2011 @ 11:12 am

    Well done Stace, best wishes from your friends at Latrobe Golf Club.

  • Comment by Dave — May 31, 2011 @ 11:40 am

    Hi Stacey Congratulations on Top 10 Great effort Make thisthe start of something special. Love your website and I will look forward to the updates. Cheers Dave ps Long Island is playing well at the moment

  • Comment by Terry & Janet Felts — May 31, 2011 @ 12:46 pm

    Great to be able to keep up with you on this site. Your Tennessee National friends got updates from your last post at our Memorial Day picnic.

  • Comment by Emily Smith — June 1, 2011 @ 12:24 am

    Hey Stace,
    Well done! love the website too! Good luck in your next tourney!

  • Comment by Beverley B — June 1, 2011 @ 12:57 am

    Well done Stacey – am always interested in how you are going – good luck for the next tournament……XXBeverley B

  • Comment by Brett Mackie — June 1, 2011 @ 3:08 am


    Bloody brilliant.

    Keep up the good work and take one shot at a time.

    Thanks for the update.


  • Comment by Melissa & Brian — June 1, 2011 @ 4:45 am

    Hi Stace. Congratulations on your 8th finish. That’s fantastic! Good to hear your name mentioned on the Foxtel Golf Show too! Well done and we look forward to hearing your name a lot more. Brian, Mel and Emma xx

  • Comment by jan jelleff — June 1, 2011 @ 11:22 am

    Hi Stace, such a good result, was flicking today and saw a LET event on fox it was the German Open, and on the 17th on a Leader board we say Keating -1 how cool is that, nearly as the 3degrees it was here this am Love Jan & Bill

  • Comment by Stacey — June 1, 2011 @ 4:47 pm

    Hahah oh glad u could c my name!! Let’s hope it’s up there again!!
    Hope Paul St is ok without me!
    Miss u guys! Xox

  • Comment by Melissa & Brian — June 1, 2011 @ 11:22 am

    weel done you need to keep working hard because mel got me foxtel so we can watch you play

  • Comment by Dutchy Bustys mate — June 2, 2011 @ 11:36 am


    Thanks to your Uncle Johnny for the invite, I look forward to following your tour.

    Good luck and all the best from Donvale Victoria.

    Go get ’em!

    Paul Dutchy Holland

  • Comment by judy adcock — July 4, 2011 @ 8:44 pm

    hi Stace, am just a little behind with your golf. Delighted that you had good rounds in your last tournament coming 15th. well done, in the money eh Stace.
    good luck in the next tournament. Love from Ganton.

  • Comment by Stacey — July 5, 2011 @ 6:00 am

    Your never behind Jude!! Thanks for the congrats!!
    Hope Ganton is well and not missing Charlotte and I to much!!

  • Comment by judy adcock — August 11, 2011 @ 9:21 pm

    Hi stacey, Guess you will be back from Ireland and up to the Scottish Open. Come on girl we are rooting for you here at Ganton. Much love Jude.xx

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