Ex Professional Golfer – Edinburgh, Scotland 

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First Timer

Hi and welcome to my first ever blog. I don’t think I have written much since my last paper before graduation back in 2009. I shall apologise now for the poor grammar and sentence structure. Here’s hoping it gets better!

Well this is now technically my fourth year as professional golfer but I would only class 2012 as my first full season as it was the first year I was able to fill my schedule and fully commit to just golf. I retired from my caddying job at Carnoustie the previous season because I realised I wanted to focus all of my time on my own golf.

As you might have read from my home page and mini biography, I am a golfer trying to make my way in the world. 2012 was my best year thus far. I really enjoyed travelling throughout Europe playing on the LET Access Series and loved being in the mix each week. After narrowly missing my Ladies European Tour card at the final event of the season in Valencia, I attended final stage of LET tour school in Morocco in December. I really enjoyed the experience but it wasn’t meant to be this year. I returned home to cold and rainy Scotland just before Christmas and spent the next two weeks with family and friends throughly enjoying the time at home as this is something I don’t get to do too often.

Last Thursday I decided it was time to get back into it and my pre season training commenced. Although winter golf isn’t my favourite I really enjoyed being back on the course. I set up my weekly plan and everything was looking good until yesterday! I had a hospital appointment in the morning to have some of my moles checked out. Long story short I had to have one of the suspect looking ones removed and am now on limited movement until the wound can heal. This is somewhat of a minor set back and will throw my schedule off by 10 days or so but better to be safe than sorry.

In this extra time off I plan to fully prepare for the year ahead. I have already started my scheduling and planning and have some good news to announce. I am flying to La Manga, Spain, on February 2nd for the rest of the winter months to practice, train and get my game into shape before the season starts in March. Scott Hoise, owner of Levante and Lebeche, my clothing sponsor, has been kind enough to offer me a great opportunity with some tremendous practice facilities and playing opportunities. I did this last year and felt like it gave me a huge head start as I was already warmed up and had starting competing thanks to the Evolve Pro Tour. Although I didn’t perform too well at my Evolve Tour debut it gave me an insight into what I had to work on in the months to come. I am looking forward to signing up for several of their events in February and March to give myself the best possible start to my 2013 season.

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. Here’s to a great year folks!



One comment on “First Timer

  1. Aileen on said:

    Hey – good blog! Looking forward to reading more and more of them! Hope you’re back to full fitness soon x

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