In May, Amy Boulden won the first LET Access Series event of the season in Switzerland for her maiden pro title and then earned medallist honours at the first European qualifier for the US Women's Open. Here, the Welsh 20-year-old reflects on a great month.
What do you think about your result in Buckinghamshire?
I am very excited to have qualified for the Ladies U.S Open and I can't wait to get out to USA to compete with the top players in the world.
What do you think about your first pro win?
I am delighted to have got my first win as a professional. I have been working very hard on all areas of my game with my coach/Mentor Robert Rock, who is a player on the men's European tour. He has helped my game and confidence massively.
Was it hard to play six holes in the Swiss play-off?
Six holes was a long play off but i knew I had to stay patient and keep going and if I kept hitting good shots and good putts I had a very good chance of winning.
Are you a girl with lots of character?
I like to think I am a fun, bubbly character. I like to have fun on and off the golf course and usually always have a smile on my face. I am very lucky to be playing golf for a living.
Did not you feel the cold under the Swiss mountains?
I thought the weather was pretty good for the week, I am used to cold windy conditions back home in Wales, I enjoyed the weather in Switzerland.
What are your goals in 2014 season?
I want to win on the LET. I believe I am capable of winning soon, and I would love to win rookie of the year.
Golf as profession or as hobby?
What do you have to improve?
At the moment my game is in all round good shape but a little bit of improvement in each area would be a great step forward.
What is your favorite shot?
I love bunker shots.
What is you Golf Club?
Conwy Golf club.
Which are the players that inspire you?
Tiger woods/ Seve Ballesteros/ Annika Sorenstam.
How long is your training daily?
I usually play/ practice from about 9am-4pm and also go to the gym about 3/4 times a week.
Where do you live now?
Llandudno in North Wales.
What do you do when you don't play golf?
I like to hang out with friends and my family.
Do you have some hobbies?
Going to the gym.
If you weren't a player, what you would have been?
I have no idea! I can't imagine not being involved in the game of golf.
Amy Boulden Profile:
Date of Birth: Aug 06, 1993
Place of Birth: St Asaph
2014 will be Amy´s rookie season after finishing tied for 34th at the Lalla Aicha Tour School Final Qualifying and earning category 9b. In 2013 Amy played in some LETAS events after turning professional and her best result was tied for 2nd at the WPGA International Challenge.
Her amateur records include following results and titles: member of Junior Ryder Cup ( 2009) and Ping Junior Solheim Cup (2010), represented GB&I at the Vagliano Trophy 2011 & 2013, member of victorious team at the Astor trophy (2011) and Curtis Cup (2012), 3 winning home international teams for Wales 2008, 2009 & 2013 and Welsh Girls champion (2008), Welsh Open champion (2013), Scottish Open champion (2012) Qualified for 3 RICOH Women´s British Opens at Royal Birkdale, Royal Liverpool and St Andrews.
Height 5"6’, blonde and blue&green eyes. Started to play golf in 1999 aged 5 at Maesdu Golf Club. Influenced by her father Simon Boulden. Represents Conwy Golf Club and Robert Rock Academy. Her hobbies include going to the gym, shopping and going out. Named BBC Young Sports Woman of the Year in 2008.