Klara Spilkova turned the primary participant from the Czech Republic to win on the Women European Tour on the Lalla Meryem Cup in Morocco in 2017. Through the European Week of Sport, she tells us how being energetic via different sports activities helped her to attain her dream on tour.
Who launched you to sport and what sports activities did you attempt if you have been youthful?
My mother and father led me to sport, despite the fact that they’d by no means been into it. After I was 4 years outdated, my older brother began with golf coaching. I attempted it too and it was love at first sight!
I’ve performed golf ever since, and solely later I gained some expertise with different sports activities.
What about sport makes you cheerful?
I like that it may fully overwhelm you. The best way it engages all of your senses and the physique and the sensation of utter pleasure after you end when the physique releases all these hormones and you’re feeling you’ve finished one thing for your self.
Moreover golf, what sports activities do you do actively and why?
I bought myself a swimming coach a number of years in the past. I’ve at all times liked swimming and I take pleasure in it very a lot. It’s good for the muscular system and it is likely one of the least damaging sports activities there’s. Additionally, I’ve liked snowboarding since childhood, however due to golf I get to go downhill snowboarding solely a few times a yr.
What optimistic results does a sporty life-style have?
I feel that athletes generally are extra relaxed folks with a way of honest play. They’ll higher cope with what life throws at them as a result of they’re used to exhausting work and overcoming obstacles.
What does the #BeActive marketing campaign imply to you and why do you help it?
This marketing campaign is about shifting, which is one thing that makes me blissful. For me it’s each work and life-style. That’s why I made a decision to help the marketing campaign to encourage folks to maneuver extra. In at present’s busy instances, sport gives nice rest.
How do you employ your place to assist encourage different folks to have an energetic life-style?
I attempt to encourage folks to do sports activities as a result of it’s the greatest treatment for every part. On my social networks, I present golf but additionally many different actions. It does not likely matter what sport you do, the essential factor is that you just do one thing.
Do you need to share a narrative on how your energetic life-style helped you to beat an issue?
Sport has taught me a fantastic deal about what I want in my life to deal with issues higher. For instance, persistence, humility, self-confidence, routine, and that the extra you need one thing, the more durable it’s to get. I had at all times dreamt of successful a LET match. I went down that street so exhausting that I almost burnt out. As a result of I like golf, I made a decision to attempt to go one other manner. I name it my non secular journey. I slowed down, took a deep breath, and started to really feel my wants extra, and ultimately I occurred to get that win in Morocco final yr.