On Saturday Joy Trotter contacted her coach George Pinnell to let him know that she had pulled out of the Cactus Tour Event at Palm Valley in the Phoenix area. Joy has been fighting tightness in her neck and back and had to take several days off after her 7th place finish in last week’s Cactus Tour event. She told Pinnell that it was so tight that she could not even putt without feeling debilitating pain. Thus the withdrawal.
Sunday morning Joy awoke and her neck and back felt better after taking a few days off. She went to the course to see if she could swing without the pain that she had experienced the past week. She said she felt a lot better and decided to see if she could get back into the tournament at Palm Valley. The Tournament Director welcomed her back into the tournament.
With her back feeling good and armed with her new Callaway Razr Tour irons, Joy shot a solid 73 in cold, windy weather. The 73 leads by 2 shots over Susannah Aboff’s 75. The Palm Valley tournament is a 54 hole event.
Joy told Pinnell, “I am swinging really well with the new Razr’s. I am hitting the ball about a club farther and they are so much easier to swing than my Mizuno’s. I have so much confidence and feel like I do not have to work as hard to make a good swing.” Trotter is hoping her back will hold up as well as her swing and her solid putting.