So I was sitting waiting for the shuttle back to the hotel from the golf course today and got talking to a couple of people who had some interesting information regarding support for some of my fellow professionals.
Discussing national governing bodies and federations I discovered some girls get financial support that covers all flights, accommodation, food and other expenses and the same for a caddy. They get support throughout the year in warm weather training camps, fitness support, nutrition, psychology, the list goes on.
As I sit there I’m asked what the Scottish federation/ governing body do for me. Unless full time amateur or a professional with a full LET card there is little in place to give female profesionals any financial help. I have been lucky enough to have met some people who have agreed to help just now and without this help I would not be in Spain right now, I would be working at home in a professional shop somewhere I’m sure.
Having the resources to fund a full time caddy, and have the fitness, coaching and all other aspects of being a professional golfer taken care of is something I cannot even imagine right now.
I am not jealous of these people in the slightest, I will just continue doing what I do… Work hard, practice hard, follow my dreams and do what needs to be done in the process and when I get there I will remember those who helped me get there