HOW WE MET: William and I met while we were both attending Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C. We lived in the same dorm and I passed his room every time I entered the building. We ended up meeting through one of my sorority sisters and had our first real date on March 2, 2001. He was a senior and I was a sophomore. We never talked about being a couple; we both just knew from the first date that we weren't going to be seeing anyone else ever again. He left for a golf tournament in Florida the day after our first date. He told me he wanted me to have his "calling card number," so I could call him while he was away with the team. I knew that meant we must be serious! We laugh now because that makes us feel so old! That was before everyone had international plans on their cell phones.
William proposed to me at The Grove Park Inn on Jan. 2, 2003 during my senior year of college. He says he had been planning that for years. The date is the reverse of our first date. We were married on May 29, 2004.
William turned professional the week before we got married. We honeymooned on Cape Cod and then he moved to Myrtle Beach, S.C., with a friend for three months to play a summer series on the Gateway Tour. I stayed in Spartanburg, S.C., and began a 7 1/2-year career with adidas. After stints on mini tours and the Web.com Tour, William secured his PGA TOUR card at Q-School in 2010. He drove home from Q-School and asked me to quit my job and travel with him. I have been traveling with him ever since.
We welcomed our first child, Miles Cameron "Mac" McGirt, on Jan. 2 of this year. Seeing William with Mac everyday reaffirms why I fell in love with him years ago. I couldn't ask for a better daddy for my little boy! I love our little family so much! I thank God every day for William & Mac and the life we have built together.
Our life has been a crazy, wonderful, unpredictable adventure and I wouldn't change a minute of it!