Golf in HollandWell well another week down, hello Holland. What an interesting week that was; both golf and sight seeing!
I arrived safe and sound into Rotterdam Monday afternoon to be greeted by our host family! This is different, as its not usual that a tournament offers host families for players. It’s so nice knowing you can go into someone’s house and really be made feel like you are at home! A big thanks to them…

In the afternoon we just rested really, and got spoiled by our family and walked around the area a little and saw the sights and of course some windmills! Then got into practice on Tuesday. It was an interesting course, quite open and basic, yet some really tough holes through the middle of the round, which would prove a test to all players. This was just a 54 hole event, so Fri-Sun. I had early an tee time on Friday and this meant I would get a little chance to see some of the sights of Amsterdam in the afternoon. (Sights they were!!)

Well I played quite well in some really tough conditions in the morning to finish at -1, 71. I felt quite good about this round, yet was quite surprised to see I was T3rd at conclusion of play. Then into Amsterdam. I had heard interesting things about this place, but sure good to see it for yourself! Lots of good shopping for tourists and of course the red light district. Interesting to see girls selling themselves in all these windows, right in the public’s eye!! This sure was far from things I’m used to in the Cressy!!

Anyway back to the golf. I obviously had a late tee time on Saturday, so this was going to be tough in the wind. I got off to a good start, but let things slip away from me on the tougher holes a little, to finish the day at +3, 75. Still sitting okay at T14th going into the last day.

Conditions seemed to be a little better on the last day, so I thought maybe scoring would be a little better. Again I felt like I got off to a good start, yet just haven’t been capitalising on these rounds. I then had a bad patch in the middle of my round on the tougher holes, and I guess you could say, never recovered! I finished the day again at +3, 75 to be +5 for the tournament and T26th.  I guess I’m happy with my results, as I know it was tough scoring this week, yet always feel like I could have done better! Melissa Reid won the event, on -3, her 2nd career victory, which was great.

Golf and windmills in HollandWe now head to Tenerife for a different event this week. Its not an official money event, but it should be a lot of fun. 32 players, 2 rounds of match play, then the last 8 go into stroke play for 1 round, and best person wins! 🙂

Thanks again for following, and for your support.


Stacey 🙂



  • Comment by John Snowden — June 9, 2011 @ 9:16 pm

    Hi Stacey,
    You sure get around, hope alls going well keep up the good work and all the best for the coming tournaments. Mortlake weather is apalling at the moment around 9 degrees and plenty of rain.


    John S.

  • Comment by Stacey — June 10, 2011 @ 3:07 pm

    Hahaha Mum and Dad say its is terrible at home!! Snow in Ballarat i hear!! 🙂

  • Comment by Jenny L — June 9, 2011 @ 9:39 pm

    Hi Stacey, well done in Holland and good luck for
    Jenny L

  • Comment by Stacey — June 10, 2011 @ 3:07 pm

    Thanks Jen! xo

  • Comment by Wayne Gilmore — June 9, 2011 @ 10:28 pm

    Go Stace! 26th is not bad and you will soon capitalise on those good starts. The homestay sounds like it would have been more fun than hotels.
    Good luck in the matchplay.

  • Comment by Stacey — June 10, 2011 @ 3:07 pm

    Cheers Gilly!! So nice staying at a house!! We get spoiled!!
    Hope your playing well
    Stace 🙂

  • Comment by Kristine Vandertop — June 9, 2011 @ 10:52 pm

    Hey Stace, it’s tough out there but all your hard work and dedication and passion will pay off. Go get those golf courses! veel plezier (have a lot of fun – in dutch) Kristine

  • Comment by Stacey — June 10, 2011 @ 3:06 pm

    Thanks Kristine! Hope its not to cold for you at home!! Jan tells me its freezing! xo

  • Comment by Beverley B — June 10, 2011 @ 12:11 am

    As always, good to hear how you are going – my good wishes for your games coming up….love, Beverley B

  • Comment by Stacey — June 10, 2011 @ 3:06 pm

    Thanks Bev- hope all is well up north! xo

  • Comment by Gail Potts — June 11, 2011 @ 12:21 am

    Keep up the great golf Stacey and good luck with the matchplay. Pleased to hear ‘those’ host families are looking after you! Enjoy the travel and the whole experience. G

  • Comment by Stacey — June 11, 2011 @ 6:26 am

    Hahah thanks Gail!! None better looked after than some Canberra HOST i have had in the past!! xoxo

  • Comment by Bob Utber — June 13, 2011 @ 8:04 am

    LOVE bOB tHE cAT

  • Comment by Anne McGorrery — June 13, 2011 @ 10:10 am

    Well done Stace, great to have a billet for a change! Good luck for the match play.X

  • Comment by Ian, Jayne, Steph & Mitch — June 13, 2011 @ 11:47 am

    Well done Stace. Always great to hear from you especially with good results. Best of luck for Tenerife. xo

  • Comment by Gabrielle & Jack — June 13, 2011 @ 12:40 pm

    Well hi Stace. We now know where you are talking about!! Not in Lismore either! Sounds like you are going well and having fun. Good hitting & keep up the great work lots of luv always Jack & Gabsxxxxxxxx

  • Comment by Kevin Halsted — October 3, 2011 @ 1:53 am

    Hi Stacey,
    Another fantastic result, with great rounds of golf.
    Wishing you continued success, which is well deserved for the all the dedication!
    Kindest regards,
    Kevin Halsted

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