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From golf equipment to scrubs: Skilled golfer on why she went from {golfing} to combating a world pandemic

(WFRV) – Sarah Hoffman stepped up big-time when golf was placed on maintain amid the pandemic.

Hoffman, 31, is presently competing within the Symetra Tour, which kicked off Friday at Michigan’s Island Resort. However when she was preparing for final yr’s championship in 2020 — her second look — she had no concept that it could be cancelled as a consequence of a world pandemic.

What some folks could not know is that Hoffman is a part-time nurse. So she traded within the golf equipment for scrubs, making the choice to return to the well being care discipline to assist these in want. 

Hoffman mentioned Friday that 2020 was a yr of challenges, however she discovered so much by way of all of it. And although the sport of golf and well being care are very completely different, the talents utilized in each will be very comparable.

“I believe you simply need to anticipate the surprising in each. I imply you hope for the perfect however you put together for the worst. It’s a must to have the psychological toughness and resilience,” mentioned Hoffman. “When issues aren’t going your approach within the hospital, suppose rapidly and have these essential pondering expertise. Similar on the golf course, when issues aren’t going properly you must get inventive and take into consideration the way you’re going to get out of robust conditions.”

Sarah Hoffman, seen right here throughout the first spherical of the LPGA Volvik Championship in 2016, mentioned loads of the talents she discovered on the hyperlinks apply to heath care, too. (Leon Halip/Getty Pictures)

These expertise have been put to the check Friday morning. After a shaky begin to the event, Hoffman was in a position to bounce again rapidly and make changes to complete robust heading into Saturday.

“The primary few holes I began off just a little bit tough however was in a position to come again. I used to be two below on the final 11 holes. I confirmed some grit there, I used to be plus six on the primary six. So, not the beginning you need to the event however hoping to make extra birdies tomorrow and I’m actually pleased with how I ended and the psychological grind on the market after a tough begin,” Hoffman defined Friday.

Day two of the Symetra Tour on the Island Resort will kick off Saturday.

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