Archive for February, 2013

2013 Here We Go!

Well I just caught myself staring out of an airplane window on my way to New Zealand. My first thought was, “How did I get here?!?”
So, here I go, starting my thirteenth season on tour. This year I decided to play a LET event before our LPGA season starts in Australia. I have never been to New Zealand and thought it would be a nice warm up to get the year started. Never thought in a million years I would say what I just did. Not only am I starting a golf season in New Zealand, but it’s my thirteenth!! Time flies and I have been extremely blessed.
So, I guess I should back up to the off season. It was a short one this year. I was asked by the 2013 Solheim Cup captain, Meg Mallon, to play in an official team event in December and of course I said yes! I can’t tell you how much fun I had and was pretty impressed with my partner! Meg has always been one of my all time favorites, so it was pretty cool to be her partner!
I played into December so I didn’t get the off season started until later than normal. In all honestly that was ok. I really enjoyed playing at the end of 2012 and wanted to keep playing to keep working on some things. The feeling of being excited to play is fun and even more amazing at this time in my career. I feel like I am one of the fortunate ones, I love playing the game more today than when I started.
Spent sometime in Vegas, FUN, and sometime in Colorado snow skiing.
Spent New Years in Texas with friends and before I knew it, it was time to play again. The most interesting part of this offseason was I traveled quite a bit but it was by far one of the best I can remember.
The goals for this year are pretty simple, bring the Solheim Cup back and put myself in the best possible positions to win a major.
I love Solheim years!! The Americans get geared up and always play really well throughout the year. Everybody knows the event itself is my all time favorite. Love team competitions!!
Last but certainly not least, The Angela Stanford Foundation had an amazing 2012! We gave our first round of scholarships away and we are excited to continue this year. Our first spring event, “A Night With The Stars” was a success and our golf event, Let Your Light Shine raised a record amount!
We are excited about 2013 and look forward to making a difference in people’s lives.
I always say I’m going to blog more at the end of this first blog every year. Don’t worry I’m not saying it this time. Maybe I’ll surprise all of you. 😉
Thanks again for your support and being a fan.
As my good buddy Pat says, “Here we go, off again to the rodeo!”
From 37,000 feet,
Angela