Off-season Q&A with Sara Hurwitch

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Another season came to an end and with that 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 Sara Hurwitch 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?

How would you compare the 2012 season to seasons in the past?
2012 was a huge growing year for me both personally and professionally. I learned more about my game this year than ever before, and more importantly was able to strike a balance of separating my life on the golf course from my life off of the golf course.

What part of your game have you been the happiest with this season?
My biggest hurdle was getting over mental scoring and results barriers I had been holding on to. Being able to let go of those thoughts was a huge accomplishment.

How well did you meet the goals you set for yourself?
I was able to attain all my goals for this year other than finishing in a top 10 (My best finish was T-11 :( )

You traveled off and on for about seven months, what were you most excited about at home?
Towards the end of the season, my boyfriend and I bought a new puppy. Coming home from the last tournament of the year and having him jump all over me when I walked in the door was the happiest feeling ever!

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?
This off-season I’m staying home in Kentucky, and I’m attempting to better my cooking skills (my boyfriend is a picky eater which doesn’t help!) and hopefully save some money from eating out so much on the road!!

How long will you put down your clubs?
I usually get to about the third week off before I get the urge to pick a club up again. Since it’s too cold in Kentucky to practice outside, I do Hot Yoga & Pure Barre to keep in shape.

Heading into the off-season do you have anything specific you want to work on with your game?
I really want to pinpoint weaknesses in my golf swing and focus my workouts on strengthening those areas. I’ve picked up about 10 yards in the past year and I’d like to add another 10 this year.

Will you have a specific exercise routine to stay fit prior to 2013?
Yes, I’ve been doing Moksha Hot Yoga and Pure Barre mostly and will continue to do this along with adding more focused flexibility routines.

How do you go about preparing for a new season?
First thing once the season comes to an end is taking about a month to relax and get away from the golf course. During this time I mainly reflect on the season and analyze what got better, what got worse, and what primary areas I can focus on to get better. Then I look at what my goals were for the year and develop a new list of written goals both short-term and long term for the next season and beyond. They can also be adjusted accordingly as time goes on.

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