BRONTE LAW insists she’s happy to act as a role model and inspiration for the next generation of English golfers.
The 25-year-old Solheim Cup winner and member of the LPGA Tour went back to her roots this week to hold the latest in a series of Q&A sessions with England Golf’s national squad players and coaches.
Law enjoyed a glittering amateur career, qualifying for three Curtis Cup squads and winning top titles such as the European Ladies’ Amateur Championship, English Women’s Amateur Championship in 2014 (pictured above) as well as tournaments in Scotland, Spain, France and Hawaii.
Now one of the grittiest and talented competitors on tour, the resident of Arizona is happy to give back to the amateur game which served her so well early in her career.
Law said: “I have a younger sister who is only 16 so I still see myself on her level and don’t think of myself as a 25-year-old!
“If I can inspire younger players, though, with how I play or advice I can pass on then I’m happy to do that.
“If I can help them become pro golfers, athletes or simply to love the game then that’s great.
“When I came through the ranks with Georgia Hall and Charley Hull, we pushed each other all the way and that added a great competitive edge to our play.
“If the same thing can exist now then that healthy competition can only be good for golf in England.
“We all want lots of young girls to come through and enjoy the game at all levels, but if the ones at the top can spur each other on too then that’s great for the sport moving forward.”
Law fielded a number of questions in a session lasting over an hour including one from Lily May Humphreys – a member of the England women’s squad and a fellow Curtis Cup competitor.
Humphreys was watching from the galleries as Law helped Europe claim a vital point in last year’s Solheim Cup win at Gleneagles and admitted being captivated by the gutsy English golfer’s attitude and performance under pressure.
Law is flattered by such talk and added: “I know there are a lot of talented players coming through, not just Lily, and I do try and keep up to date with things via social media.
“England Golf was pivotal in my development as a player and I’m always happy to support whenever I can.
“I was involved from an early age – my first call-up came when I was only 13 and I played in the Scottish Under 16s at Craigielaw.
“I only have fond memories of these days and they helped shape me as a golfer and competitor.
“I was going away and seeing the world and learning the sorts of things that not many teenagers get the chance to experience.
“I just loved the team events for England too.
“For being such an individual sport, the team dynamic was always something I loved and I fully embraced.
“The Solheim Cup experience was another example of that – a euphoric experience.”
Law has followed Matt Wallace, Matt Fitzpatrick, Meghan Maclaren and Tommy Fleetwood in hosting a lockdown Q&A session for squads and coaches.
Next up for the squads is a webinar with putting experts Phil Kenyon and Mike Kanski and a Q&A with former Masters champion Danny Willett.
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