Sophie Daws Professional Golf Update

img_0217_edited-002We recently received a great update from our bronze ambassador, Sophie Daws. We are always delighted to hear from our sporting ambassadors, whether the updates are positive or negative- we know things do not always run smoothly in the life of an elite sportsperson! Thank you to Sophie for this update- we look forward to hearing more from you over the next few months.

“When I wrote my last email I was in the sunny Azores Islands, unfortunately I didn’t make the cut. It was a great experience going to my first tournament abroad on my own, but the golf wasn’t great that week. The week after I had another LETAS event at Stoke by Nayland golf course in Colchester. I played much better that week, but made a few silly mistakes and again didn’t make the cut. It was great going from one competition to another over the last few weeks of September with all the big competitions coming at once.

Now I’m back to work at Etchinghill and trying to get as many hours practice in as I can, mainly with my chipping and pitching as this is an area I have really struggled with recently. It is coming along though and I am really looking forward to having time to practice over the winter and get myself ready for next year. There are a few competitions locally over the winter which I will play in, just to keep getting practice while keeping a score and playing competitively.

I haven’t received any of the tournament schedules for next year yet but as soon as I do I will be putting together a plan for my season again and keeping you informed.

I thought it would be interesting  to put together some figures as to what I have done over the season, so here are some of them:

March – September

Set shop hours per week (on average)  – 23

Hours teaching per week (on average) – 8

Hours practice per week (on average) – 11 (not including tournaments or practice rounds)

May – September

Competition rounds per week (on Average) – 1.5

Miles travelled to competitions in the UK – 3,974 (180 miles per week on average)

Hours spent travelling – 76 (3.5 per week on average)

Fairways hit – 70.27%

Greens hit – 49.55%

Putts – 31.44 per round/ 1.74 per hole

Scoring average – 78.44 (+6.4)

Tournaments earnings

£1,571.50 (£49.10 per competition round)

I have got more time available now to do any of the 9 hole playing lessons that anyone has outstanding so please get in touch if you would like to arrange this.

I wouldn’t have been able to compete this year without everyone’s help and I really do appreciate your support.