Off-season Q&A with Stephanie Connelly

Photo Credit: Scott Miller

Another season came to an end and with that SymetraTour.com caught up with several players to get their thoughts on their 2012 season, plans for the off-season and if they'll be putting down the clubs and truly take some time off. This week we check in with Stephanie Connelly to see what she has to say about 2012 and what she'll be doing to prepare for the new year.

Describe your 2012 season using only one word?
Maturing.

How would you compare the 2012 season to seasons in the past?
It was a growing season for me in many ways. I have worked very hard on my game and things just didn't come together until the last tournament. I learned a lot of patience last year and was able to use it productively. 

What part of your game have you been the happiest with this season?
My mental approach. 

How well did you meet the goals you set for yourself?
Not very well, I'm looking forward to this season though! 

You've were traveling off and on for about seven months, what were you most excited about at home?
Not a whole lot really, I like being on the road. But I was very excited to get back into my training and practice. 

How will you spend your off-season? Any trips planned, learning something new, books you’ve been dying to read and haven’t had the chance, movies, etc?
I'm working on my fitness a lot. Visited New York City with my mom and some other family and friends. Going to do some fishing and hunting while I can, too!

How long will you put down your clubs?
I took about a week off right after the season ended and then about two weeks during Thanksgiving and to caddy for my friend at Q-School. 

Heading into the off-season do you have anything specific you want to work on with your game?
Short game.

Do you have a specific exercise routine to stay fit in 2013?
I've been working with a personal trainer and I am transitioning into crossfit, very excited! 

How do you go about preparing for a new season?
Evaluate the past season then continue work on my strengths and develop a plan to improve weaknesses. 

Topics: Quick Q and A, Stephanie Connelly