A TALENTED golfer has made a real impact on the fairways and greens.

Lea-Anne Bramwell, a member of both Abergele and Wrexham golf clubs, has made quite an impact on the golfing scene during 2019.

Taking on a packed schedule playing in Great Britain, Europe and South America, she has come of age to now play in the ladies’ tournaments.

The highlight to date, though, is the invitation she received from Wales Golf, as a member of its top performance squad, to play in a professional tournament, the ISPS Handa World Invitational.

This is the first of its kind in Europe where male and female professional tour golfers compete in the same competition for equal money.

There were a total of 80 female professional golfers playing from the Ladies' European Tour, the Access Tour, Symetra Tour and even the American LPGA Tour, plus Charley Hull, ranked 20th in the world.

The tournament was held at the Massereene and Galgorm golf clubs, near Ballymena in Northern Ireland - and both were fantastic championship venues.

Lea-Anne played some of the best golf of her life in some very difficult windy and rainy conditions.

She finished as the second best amateur, but even more impressive was the fact she finished 20th overall in the tournament after beating several highly experienced and successful touring professionals. Lea-Anne’s dream is to be a professional golfer and this certainly is a step in the right direction.

Making it into the final day after two cuts was beyond anything she expected and warming up on the range alongside Solheim Cup captain Catrina Mathew was the stuff of dreams!

Before winter training starts she is looking forward to playing in the French Ladies' Championships in Lille (September 27-29) and the final of the European Team Championships in Hungary.

The idea of such a tournament came from Niall Horan, who started a management company called Modest Golf.

Its aim is to promote ladies' golf to the point where they can compete for the same money as the men.