About Fame

About Fame tate I started playing golf at the age of ten when I became a junior member at Chesterfield Golf Club, Walton. I played through all the various stages, from club golf, to playing for the Derbyshire Girls Team, the Derbyshire Ladies Team and then at the age of fourteen I was selected to represent England. I went on to represent my country for a total of nine years and Great Britain and Ireland for five years. I represented Great Britain and Ireland in The Curtis Cup in 2002 and 2004 and in The Vagliano Trophy in 2001 and 2003. The Curtis Cup is the amateur equivalent of The Solheim Cup. I was one of only a selection of players to participate two consecutive times in the biennial Curtis Cup. Over the course of my amateur career I won a host of local, national and international amateur events both individually and in teams. After winning both the British Mid Amateur Championship and the professional Roehampton Gold Cup in 2004, I decided to turn professional and relinquish my amateur status with a handicap of +4. I felt very privileged and honored to have represented my country and Great Britain and Ireland for so long, however, I wanted to see if I had what it took to become a playing professional.   Professional Career Highlights:Fame Golf Academy tour pics A full card holder on the Ladies European Tour since 2006-2010 A full card holder of The Ladies Asian Tour, 2005-2008. 2nd place in the Shanghai Open 2005 3rd at the Orient Zhuhai China Open in 2006. 10th place at the Deutsche Bank Swiss Open 2006. 10th place in the Beijing Open 2006. 7th in the Macau Open 2007. 5th in the Hong Kong Open 2007. 25th on the Ladies Asian Tour Order of Merit in 2007, after competing in only 3 tournaments.   I sadly had to retire fully as a playing professional from the tour in 2010 due to a right shoulder injury.  Since that time I have had over a dozen surgeries and eventually I had to have my right shoulder joint replaced twice. I am still a full member of The Ladies European Tour but with “none playing” status. I started the Fame Golf Academy last year and since then it has grown from strength to strength, with over 50 ladies joining the Academy.  Whilst playing on the tour, I was sponsored by Mizuno and I am pleased to say that they have maintained that relationship with myself and the Academy. A great percentage of the ladies that have joined the Academy, had never even held a golf club before and it is has been so incredibly satisfying and rewarding to see not only how their golf has developed, improved and their confidence grown, but also seeing them make friends along the way. I am extremely proud of them all and what they have accomplished since they started the Academy, most of them have purchased half and full sets of golf clubs and are now out on the course most weeks, enjoying their golf and the social element that it brings. Golf has been my life, I have been lucky enough to travel the world and meet many wonderful people along the way, doing a job that started as a hobby and became my career. I now feel very privileged to be able to give something back to the game. I am passionate about getting more women involved in golf, which was once perceived as a male dominated sport and unaffordable. The ladies group and individual packages that the Academy offers are extremely good value for money and a great way to learn the game. Hopefully, other women can be inspired to go and achieve their dreams and have lots of fun and enjoyment along the way.

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