Today I visited the K Club Golf Course, County Kildare, Ireland, to watch the Pro-Am of this year’s Irish Open held by Rory McIlroy. My friend and I drove two hours to enjoy the golf and good weather. I was in the midst of professional golfers and a few celebrities. Golfers such as; Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer, Darren Clarke and Rory himself, and celebrities including; Niall Horan, Ireland rugby legend Brian O’Driscoll, racing legends AP McCoy, JP McManus and Ruby Walsh and actor Jimmy Nesbitt. (Between you and me, I might have only went to get a glimpse of Niall Horan).
I was standing on the sidelines of the fairway on the outside of what was happening when I realised something. This is not where I wanted to be. I didn’t want to be on the outside looking in, or just a spectator in the crowd. I wanted to be someone that knew someone, someone with the right connections. I wanted to be in with their crowd, someone important. In amongst the young teenage girls who may have never seen a golfball before in their lives until today, I felt irrelevant and to the likes of Niall Horan I probably blended in as another annoying, obssessed fan. That’s not who I want to be.
In a few years time I want to be someone with a special pass to the clubhouse, who can sit with the professionals and celebrities. Being a nobody in the crowd gave me the motivation to really go after my career and aim to be as successful as I can.
I can only dream that in the future I get an invite to the event or even get the opportunity to work at the competition or work with the PR team of the Irish Open.
That aside, I had a fabulous day walking around the gorgeous K Club and I also caught a few glimpses of Niall Horan in the process. *fangirls*