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In 2008 Melissa Reid burst onto the professional golf scene as the leading rookie on the Ladies European Tour. Older, wiser and now in her third year on the circuit, she pauses to discuss her love of cliff jumping, snowboarding and her football boots.
Melissa Reid
The FUll Swing with marianne Skarpnord
Illustration by: Brian Wasson

1. What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Achieving everything you want to and having great friends and family to share it with!

2. What is your greatest fear?
Open water

3. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Sometimes lack of self belief

4. What is the trait you most deplore in others?

5. Which living person do you most admire?
My Dad

6. What is your greatest extravagance?
Cliff jumping

The FUll Swing with Melissa Reid
7. What is your current state of mind?


8. On what occasion do you lie?
To my mum (only little white lies though)

9. What do you most dislike about your appearance?
My smile is a bit dodgy

10. Which living person do you most despise?
No-one I really despise to be honest.

11.  What is the quality you most like in a man?

12. What is the quality you most like in a woman?

13.Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
Massively; treat and awful.

14. What or who is the greatest love of your life?
Not found them yet 

15. When and where were you happiest?
Pretty happy most of the time to be honest


16. Which talent would you most like to have?

17. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
To have absolute self belief in everything I do

18.What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Aside from golf, probably moving out and learning how to cook!

19. If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?
Someone famous, probably

20. Where would you most like to live?
Easy, California.

21. What is your most treasured possession?
I have a few, my clubs for sure (they sleep in my room with me) as does my snowboard and football boots!

22. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

23. What is your favorite occupation?
My job now is pretty amazing.

24. What is your most marked characteristic?
Slight OCD

25. What do you most value in your friends?

26. Who are your favorite writers?
I love autobiographies.

27. Who is your hero of fiction?

28. Who are your heroes in real life?
Roger Federer

29. What are your favorite names?
Alfie (boy) and Sam (girl)

30. What is it that you most dislike?
Not doing something as well as I can.

31. How would you like to die?
With a smile on my face.

32.What is your motto?
Work hard, play hard

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