Coming off her first professional victory on April 8 at the IOA Championship in Beaumont, Calif., Stephanie Meadow (Jordanstown) is still trying to catch up on sleep.
While many players spent time with friends and family, practiced and enjoyed some downtime between the IOA Championship and IOA Invitational which takes place from May 4-6, at Atlanta National Golf Club, Meadow spent several days at home here in Ireland.
As soon as she landed, it was nonstop action for Meadow. The trip featured meetings and shoots with her sponsor Investec, several media requests including podcast appearances and radio interviews, speaking at local schools about the importance of sport and even a Gala dinner. Of course, we can’t forget about squeezing in a little practice time at the prestigious Powerscourt Golf Club.
“I thoroughly enjoy giving back to the game and sport, in general. Investec has given me a way to give back and that is truly amazing,” said Meadow. “Obviously, there aren’t many professional women golfers in Ireland, so to be able to inspire young girls to follow my path is really special, considering I never had an Irish female pro to look up to.”
The former four-time All-American at the University of Alabama is now playing that role for the next generation of youth, not only in Ireland, but the United States as well.
Now having returned to the USA and in Georgia, Meadow is transitioning her focus to the IOA Invitational. However, that champion mindset hasn’t escaped her.
“Once you get that winning feeling all you want to do is work for it again. Winning definitely motivates me to succeed even more,” Meadow said. “I’m ready to get back to the tournament grind and compete again. It’s what I love to do and I miss it already.”
All here at IGM wish you the best of luck this week Stephanie!