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World University Champion in 2008, Marion Recordo35 years old today, has also imposed itself on LETAS at Terre Blanche in 2012 or even in Grand Prix PGA Schweppes 2014 and 2015. The person who is still licensed in Elite golf course (02) has never won a Women’s European Tour (Leaves). ” I have no regrets about it Breathe in communicative humor. positive attitude. Always …

What have you been doing since you ended your career after the 2018 Lacoste Women’s Open France?
I had three jobs! First, in the beginning, I became an amateur player again. To still be able to have that competitive spirit but without pressure. When I stopped, I didn’t necessarily have a project but my soulmate (Editor’s note, Inigo Ceballos Ibanez), who was also my carry cart and has since become my husband, training to become a golf manager. While he was finishing his training during the winter of 2018-2019, I worked as a temporary worker for a few months on a golf course near Compiègne (60)to Chateau de Homerthat is until he finds a job in Etretat golf course (76) From March 2019.

Did you immediately find work on the Etretat golf course?
no. I found it interesting to do a job alongside what my husband was doing. So I was a hotel receptionist in Etretat, there too for a few months. at Domain St. Clair. It was a great experience. I discovered a profession I did not know at all. It has also allowed me to change my behavior as a customer in a hotel or restaurant… When you are a receptionist, you are a bit like a customer when something is wrong. Since then, my approach to employees in the hotel industry has completely changed. He respected them a lot before and even a little more today (He laughs). It’s a very tough job, with somewhat complicated schedules because I worked once a day, and once at night… With golf, I didn’t go to bed really late and all of that bothered me a bit. So she stayed a little less than a year, just before the first birth. A job became available at the Etretat golf course in July 2020.

I am an executive assistant. But basically, I take care of reception, like everyone else on the golf course. We are all multitaskers. Except for the manager.

What is your job today?
I am an executive assistant. But basically, I take care of reception, like everyone else on the golf course. Except for the manager. We are all multitaskers. I specialize in everything related to tour operators, especially groups of golfers who come to stay… We also have a large and well stocked professional shop, I like this business very much too. Obviously, I’m fine, so I’m happy (He laughs). Most of our customers come from Benelux countries and Germany. We also have Americans, thanks to the cruises that stop in the port of Le Havre. So every Wednesday we have small groups of about ten people. makes you travel. that’s sweet.

What is your professional plan today?
My husband gave his life for eight years for me as a pack. When I stopped, I told him: It’s your turn and I’m following you! Golf manager, this is his project. not mine. But wherever he goes, I will follow him. There was a blast in Etretat but we looked a bit like and staying in the same place for so long seemed like a complicated thing to us. So, one day, we will leave and he will direct the rest of our projects. I will adapt. I am very happy to accompany him and work with him when he feels the need. I love that balance we have together.

Could you choose to stay close to the world of golf as an instructor for example?
I could have done that because we have the bridges to become a teacher without it taking three years of training. The French Golf Federation (FFG) I suggest it but that’s not what I want to do. From time to time, I accompany the professional in our club, Romain Lepage, with the children. Occasionally with the team. I like to make them discover a lot of things, but doing it full time, no!

He marries the role of a television consultant, such as Sophie Jekyll Petain, for example, in golf + ?
I haven’t been contacted but I’m doing it for FFG for 2 years as part of golfers. I love that. But also because it is transverse. I’m having fun but I don’t know if I have the same amount of energy and passion to do it on a regular basis…

Do you keep playing golf at Pro-Ams for example?
I play some federated competitions. I’ve been in the Grand Prix since the beginning of the year and then the splits two weeks ago. I registered for the French Women’s Championship next month in Granville (50). I want to play, and from time to time I can hit the ball well. He’s so cute… I train quite a bit and competitions are my only training after all. I don’t take much time. When you’re working on a golf course, when you’re done with your day’s work, you don’t necessarily want to do another three or four hours…

I’m glad I did what I did, even if the results weren’t what I originally hoped for.

What division does Etretat play in?
I don’t play for Etretat (He laughs). I still play for my club, Elite Golf (02). I’m still licensed and a member there. In the ladies, we’re in the third class. And in the amateur midst I play at the end of June, we are in the second division. We went up last year. The level will be higher…

Was the decision to stop the top level easy?
It’s been bothering me for a while. Decide on a whim French Open 2018 (On the golf course Medoc). I had a good tournament because I found myself second after 54 holes (Editor’s note, one point off the lead before it takes 15th place). On the other hand, the last course was more complicated. I got off to a bad start, but there were a lot of people on the golf course, and people were excited about my presence. They were sorry that I played so poorly at first and I felt an incredible amount of emotion there. I said to Inigo at the end of the match: I don’t think I’ll ever feel like this again, so I have to stop now! I was really happy and that was the end.

When you look at your career, what’s your biggest regret?
I don’t really have any regrets. I think if I had understood better how I work, I might have done something different. I’m glad I did what I did, even if the results weren’t what I originally hoped for. Looking back, I tell myself it wasn’t that bad. I did what I could with my weapons. I got to know myself a little better when I quit. She helps me a lot in my life today. As a result, I make decisions more easily…

The American Dream is great, develops on the LPGA, it’s extraordinary, but I wouldn’t recommend it in the US Division II, especially for a European.

What do you remember most from this period, especially your experience in the United States, both on the Symetra Tour (now Epson Tower) And on the LPGA Tour?
I don’t have many bad memories anymore. Over time, the brain becomes strong enough to sort them out. He only kept the good times and the little tales (He laughs). I wouldn’t encourage young players to make a living on Symetra…the American dream is great, to develop in the LPGA it’s extraordinary, but to be in the US second division, especially for a European, I wouldn’t recommend it. For Americans, who have spent eight years there, they are at home. this is easy. For a European, being average in Symetra is very difficult. Emotionally and physically. We are far from everything. Unless you move there and stay there, it’s complicated. The LPGA deserves it because we play crazy tournaments every week, the organization is crazy, plus we’re up against the best players in the world. We are constantly stopped.

You won in LETAS but not in LET, is that a huge disappointment to you?
not important. I did what I could. I finished second only once in China (Editor’s note, Xiamen International Women’s Championship)And I was an amateur, so I took the winning check. I’ve never won but that’s not something I missed somewhere. Winning makes you change your state and I think you should try it. I finished second in Symetra, and second in LET. I don’t know if I’m a Poulidor but I don’t regret it.

Which player do you like the most?
There is a girl who definitely gave my career a boost. It’s South Korean So Yoon Ryo. I was with her in Liverpool (In 2012). It was at the time ranked 4th in the world and I had finished 27th in the LET. The top 30 qualified for the European circuit. I was one of the worst players on the field and ended up with her in the first two rounds. With the introduction we have in France about Korean women, we tell ourselves: “ It wouldn’t be funny, this, this… On the contrary, she was very kind, she asked me a lot of questions when she was younger than me. She clearly had an amazing level of golf. I’ve never seen that before. And when I saw him playing, I said to myself: I want to be like her when I grow up! You blew me away. I spent two days watching it during my two stroke tour. I didn’t make the cut, not much but still… (He laughs). Then the next two days she went to see her train. Thanks to her or because of her, I don’t know, I decided to go and play in the States. So it had a huge impact on my life and game choices.

And if we have to do it again?
I will return to the United States. I wanted to know myself better when I left there…but in the end, if I had to do it all over again, I would do it the same way. Anyway, I do not regret doing so.

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