Late last week, Jodi Ewart Shadoff received the call most athletes only dream about. The 33-year-old Englishwoman will represent Great Britain at the Tokyo Olympics and take an opportunity she never thought she would ever get.
“I can’t tell you how excited I am to be representing Team GB at the Olympics,” said Ewart Shadoff, who is this year’s Olympic Representative for Great Britain alongside Mel Reid and male golfers Tommy Fleetwood and Paul Casey. “For the last five or six years my goal has been to go to the Olympics and represent the Union Jack there, try to win some medals for Britain. Yes, it’s an honor. “
With Team GB ticked off their list, Ewart Shadoff now has his eye on a second team and a second trip to Toledo in 2021. The September Solheim Cup brings the best golfers from the US and Europe to the Inverness Club Club, just 15 minutes away from the Highland Meadows Golf Club, the traditional Marathon Classic venue. Ewart Shadoff finished fifth at the 2020 LPGA Drive On Championship in Inverness, followed by a second place the next week at Highland Meadows.
So another week in Toledo? She’s fully in it hoping all of Toledo will show up to support and enjoy the experience.
“The Solheim Cup is like no other tournament. It’s electric. It’s the best experience I’ve ever had for a player, ”she said. “The three I played in were all very memorable. But the fans make it as memorable as it is, so I would highly recommend any golf fan or non-golf fan to watch because it is an unreal experience. “