Off-season Q&A with Sue Kim

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 Sue Kim to see what she has to say about 2012 and what she'll be doing to prepare for next year.

Describe your 2012 season using only one word? 
First-step.

How would you compare this season to seasons in the past? 
This was my first full season on Tour. I was definitely more focused on golf having to have my mom with me the whole year (what a trooper!). I learned a lot about myself, my game and other tour players. Scores were more consistent and it was great to see that my game improve a lot from the years before.

What part of your game have you been the happiest with this season? 
I worked on a lot of different things with a new coach this year. Minimizing the shot misses definitely helped me the most.

How well did you meet the goals you set for yourself? 
I wanted to earn a fully-exempt status on the LPGA for 2013 but ended up getting conditional status. I am happy to see myself getting better and hope to improve more for better 2013 season.

You've been traveling off and on for about seven months, what were you most excited about at home? 
My family actually just moved from Vancouver to Orlando. I think it's going to be weird spending a warm Christmas with family but am very excited to have the amazing weather for the winter - for 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? 
Other than some fun-effective practice, we will be visiting Universal Studio and the International Drive amusement parks for thrilling roller-coasters and height experience. Maybe even a bungee jump or sky diving!

How long will you put down your clubs? 
I haven't touched my clubs since q-school; my body and my clubs both need some rest. I'm kind of getting anxious to get out soon, the weather outside is way too perfect. :)

Heading into the off-season do you have anything specific you want to work on with your game? 
I want to improve on my GIR. Will be spending quite a lot of time on my shots getting a bit more precise.

Will you have a specific exercise routine to stay fit prior to 2013? 
Will be working with my trainer, Trevor Anderson, on stability and power this winter. Maybe on getting taller - lol!

How do you go about preparing for a new season? 
Practice as if you are playing, play as if you are practicing ;) as long as I'm focused, I have no doubt, things will improve for the new amazing season coming up.

Topics: Quick Q and A, Sue Kim