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India and Dubai

Well for me personally these 2 places couldn’t be more opposite! I have never been to either place, so that’s always exciting. India was first, and I didn’t know what to expect. I was just thinking curries and Taj Mahal!

I arrived there Tuesday night, (event was 3 days starting on Friday) and I loved the hotel and the golf course. It was the surroundings that concerned me. The poverty, beggars, and homes just on the edge of the road, which maybe a tent, really made me feel so lucky.

So the golf course was nice, and I felt good going into this event. I started of quite well, shooting -2 the first day without to much trouble. Then the second day, well it was just one of those days where nothing goes your way, I felt like every shot I was in between clubs, the putts were shaving the edge, and it just wasn’t happening, yet a finished with 3 birdies in last 5 holes to be -1 for the day! Funny game isn’t it, had a great day first round, and everything felt wrong on the second, yet it was 1 shot difference.. go figure!!

This put me at T7th going into the last day- I felt quite comfortable that I could move up a little on final day but it wasn’t to be- a +1, for a tournaments total of -1 and 12th position.  And no surprise who won really- Caroline Headwal, for her 4th win for the season!

So I took quite some confidence into Dubai. This was a great field, purse and our last event for the season. WOW I loved this course. It would sure be a good test! First day things i would say went quite to plan. But it was kinda one of those days that “could have been” yet I signed for a -2 70. Very happy start. Then the 2nd day it was quite the opposite, weather my expectations rose quite alot, but i couldn’t do anything, very lucky to get in with +5, 77 to make the cut on the number. So i guess you could say, I sure had nothing to lose! But I didn’t really do anything on the weekend. Rounds of 74, 73 put me in a T58th. Probably not how I wanted to end my season but overall an ok week and lots to work on for the New Year.

I was also fortunate enough to be a little bit of a tourist in Dubai, going on a Safari! WOW it was awesome! I loved it, also got to ride a camel, go dune bashing and eat some traditional food! All in all a good couple of weeks.

Now I have arrived home ready to catch up with my family for Xmas, prepare for The Aussie events, and my best friends wedding! Its all happening in the next few weeks!

Thanks for everyones support during my rookie season, this includes all of my sponsors, all family, friends and everyone who has even just written a small congratulation or hello note! It all means so much when I’m on the other side of the world. I have been more than pleased with my 1st year as a professional, especially the second half of the year, and am already looking forward to season 2012.

I hope this finds everyone well and enjoying your time with family and friends during this festive season!

Good golfing to you all, and be in touch in the New Year!

Cheers

Stacey

Upcoming events

Jan 6th-9th– Victorian Open

Jan 20th-22nd– Canberra Classic

Jan 27th-29th– NSW Open

Feb 2nd-5th– RACV ladies Masters

Feb 9th– 12th– AUS Open

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  • Comment by Mark Hayes — December 23, 2011 @ 12:01 am

    Happy Chrissy Stacey, the best golfing blogger in the business. Looking forward to catching up at the Vic Open.
    Cheers, MH

  • Comment by John and Jeanne — December 23, 2011 @ 2:13 am

    Hi Stacey,
    What a wonderful year with great golf, and also visiting so many different countries meeting people.
    Have a great Christmas and may 2012 be even better for you.

  • Comment by Janet & Terry — December 23, 2011 @ 4:07 pm

    What a great year of amazingly different experiences! Merry Christmas and get ready for the New Year!

  • Comment by Melissa & Brian — January 5, 2012 @ 8:26 am

    well done on 2011 next year will be better thanks for getting me foxtel brian

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