Heather Catherine MacRae
Born: Stirling, Scotland
- San Diego State University, California 2003-2006
- McLennan Community College, Texas
- McLaren High School, Callander, Scotland
Attachment: Gleneagles Hotel and Golf Courses
Heather started playing golf at 10 years old with her father and brother at Callander Golf Club. At 15 years old Heather got her first cap for Scotland at under 16 level. Having moved to represent Dunblane New Golf Club, Heather went on to represent Scotland at every level : U18, U21 and ladies in almost every major amateur team event in Europe.
Winning the Scottish Girls Championship at Glenbervie Golf Club in 2001, Heather accepted a golf scholarship at college then University in the United States for five years. In 2005 Heather was capped for the Great Britain & Ireland team to play Europe in the Vagliano Trophy where she was on the winning team. A month later Heather reached the pinnacle of her amateur career when she won the British Ladies Strokeplay Championship at Nairn Golf Club.
Achieving a handicap of +4 Heather turned professional in September 2007 at the Scottish Ladies Open, a European Tour event held at The Carrick on Loch Lomond.
Since January 2008 until August 2011 Heather was in the PGA trainee programme and is now a fully qualified PGA member. With a good backing of the PGA training programme Heather now wants to fulfil her dreams of becoming one of the top female golfers in the world. In 2012 Heather will play the full LET Access Series schedule, selected PGA events and some LET events with the aim of earning full playing rights on the LET from 2013 onwards.