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Michelle Ruiz, junior psychology major and member of the women’s golf team, started playing golf at nine years old and began playing competitively at 13. Fantasy football 2016 rankings According to Ruiz, that’s pretty late in the world of golf. Softball sayings Between high school and college, she took a gap year to build up her golf resume before venturing onto the green for NSU.

Ruiz found time in her busy schedule to sit down and talk about maintaining mental strength during the game, all the international athletes she plays with and why mini golf can be a source of major tension.

“It’s very individual. Pinch hitter game You don’t work together like a baseball team. Spring training florida You don’t work together like a basketball team. Jain irrigation news You’re not on the same field at the same time. Baseball scores The way a golf course is set up, there are 18 holes, and five players travel, so all five of us are on different locations at a time. Fantasy sports new york So you play your own game and you score your own number, but then at the end of the day the top four get counted, so that’s how the team aspect [works].”

“Usually we practice every day, and we have one schedule day off, and sometimes if we need it we’ll take an extra day for school work, because when we travel we’re gone for sometimes four days. Washington softball schedule We miss a lot and we just get tired, so we take that extra day. Facebook live notifications So we practice every day. Pervious concrete It can be from a two to a four hour practice, and then we have to go to class. Lattice method We work out three times a week with athletic trainers and all of us work out on our own as well.”

“I started golf when I was nine. Football field background My dad got me into it. What is pitchfork He wanted to start doing something as a family, because he worked during the week and I only got to see him on weekends. Football online games So he wanted to do something that was family time, and my uncle suggested, ‘Why not try golf?’ So we all went out and it was just kind of natural for me. Minor league baseball teams in texas From there, we started doing it as a family thing, and I started to get more competitive and really into it.”

“We would watch golf on TV all the time…It was the bonding time for my dad and me. Small garden ideas My brother hates it. Slow pitch softball hitting drills Absolutely hates it. How to pitch a movie idea He loves hockey, which is on the opposite spectrum; it’s a completely different sport. Front yard landscaping He’s just like, ‘Golf’s too boring, it’s slow.’ He likes the high, fast-paced stuff.”

“I wanted to go south. Wicker park I’m from Canada, from Toronto. How to build a deck step by step with pictures So we only get to golf four or five months of the year, and the rest [there’s] snow and it’s too cold or the courses are closed. College softball coach salary So I knew I wanted to go somewhere it was hot. Serious softball team names I could golf all year round, and when I went home in the summer it would be summer, so I could golf then too. Tee ball drills I didn’t specifically always want to come to Florida. Baseball scores live I’d been to other locations too. Garden of words quotes But I’d been to Florida so many times vacationing with my parents… So I was comfortable being in Florida, and I just love the school. Rock garden designs It’s small. Masonry retaining wall design example I wasn’t looking for a big school. Gardening tips for beginners I liked the program. Ewing irrigation locations I liked the reputation. Mason tools list with pictures I wanted to come into a school where I would make an impact.”

“It’s time management. Fabric outlet burlington nc It’s just figuring out what time’s best for you. Fantasy basketball draft rankings I learned finally that I learn better and work better when I have classes in the afternoon, and I can wake up in the morning to golf. Drip coffee starbucks I struggle waking up to go to class, but I never struggle waking up to go to golf. Garden city ny I just love it. Small front yard landscaping I always loved waking up early to go play golf with my dad… It just gets me up in the morning, while if I have class I’m just lying there for like 15 minutes dragging it out.”

“Meeting new people. Garden snake bite We have such an international team… You get to meet so many different people and different cultures and we play with other schools in the conference, and they’re so international as well. Football season schedule I think some sports can get specific with what athletes they look for. Landscapers choice I don’t know a lot about other sports to begin with, but I don’t see as many internationall [athletes]. Pitch invasion I know swimming is international. Usssa softball rules But looking at basketball I see a lot of American. Fantasy baseball sleepers I’m looking at baseball, I see a lot of American and Hispanic. Fantasy sports radio I don’t see a lot of variety as much. Facebook login change password From a golf perspective, I’ve played with someone from all around the world.”

“The duration of the sport – how long it takes to play a round. What does pitch mean It can be four and a half hours or it can even be six hours. Trellis kirkland When you look at other sports, baseball can be that long, and softball games. Garden spider bite Any sport can be dragged out, but one of the special things about golf is the mentality – the mental strength you have to have. Chicago baseball teams You’re out in the heat and you’re playing the entire time, whereas in baseball and other things you can sit out for an inning and recoup… In golf, if you have a bad shot, you have a minute and half walk until you have to hit the next one, if that. Small yard landscaping And then you’re moving the whole time. Natural fabrics You need to stay mentally tough the entire time.”

“That’s a lot of training. Frances bavier house We see a sports psychologist. Garden state parkway south It’s a lot of breathing, a lot of meditation techniques, a lot of mindfulness. Baseball fantasy rankings Something called taking a mindful minute, where it’s like if you feel that you have some negative thoughts coming into your head. Arizona landscape You take a minute and you don’t pay attention to what you’re doing and you’re like, ‘OK, are the birds singing? How’s the wind moving?’ It’s being able to take your negative thoughts and let go of them quicker than anyone else out there, because the quicker you can let go of something bad that just happened the better you’ll be to play the sport.”

“I’ve only been mini golfing once, in the entire time I’ve been here. Basketball finals score Fun fact about golfers: we don’t like to mini golf. Cutter pitch grip It gets too competitive. Spring training 2016 florida We get way too competitive. Define pitch in music You’re just there to mess around and have fun. Baseball online games I’ve done glow-in-the-dark [mini golf] with my boyfriend for like our third date. Landscaping logos We get up there and we just take it so seriously, because this is what we do…we get way too into it.”