Rookie sensation Amy Boulden becomes ambassador for Golf Development Wales

Reporter:

Dean Jones

GOLF sensation Amy Boulden has become the Women and Girls Ambassador for Golf Development Wales.

The 21-year-old, recently crowned Ladies European Tour Rookie of the Year, will be encouraging the next generation of female golfers during a beginners scheme aimed at women and girls looking to take up the sport.

Any club signing up to join the beginner scheme could win a clinic with Boulden, a Llandudno resident and one of the rising stars of womens golf.

She said: “I am excited about being the new Women and Girls Ambassador for Golf Development Wales.

“This is a real honour for me having come through the amateur ranks playing for Wales and now playing professionally on the Ladies European Tour, achieving Rookie of the Year for 2014.

“Golf is a fantastic sport that has enriched my life since playing it from a young age and as part of my role as GDW ambassador sharing this experience is something I am very much looking forward to.

“It also provides a number of skills to people of all ages including team work, social skills, communication, commitment, movement skills and fitness to name just a few all of which have helped me in personally and professionally.

“I would encourage anyone to take up this great sport and to show my commitment any club that runs a GDW beginner Women or Girls scheme in 2015 will be entered in to a prize draw to win a personal clinic with me at their club.”

The product of Maesdu and Conwy golf clubs is to take on the new role as she also starts her first full season on the Ladies European Tour.

Stuart Finlay, GDW Mid and West Wales development officer, said: “We hope that bringing Amy on board will allow us to further promote the scheme and get our clubs running even more beginner scheme’s in 2015.

“We are delighted to have someone of Amy's growing stature in the game to help push this new scheme.

“She is the perfect example of someone who came through the Wales amateur teams and is now doing so well at the top level of European ladies golf."

For more information on the scheme visit www.golfdevelopmentwales.org/beginner-coaching-schemes.

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