Annabel said: “I am very excited to be turning professional. I’ve felt ready since playing in my first LET event, the ISPS HANDA Ladies European Masters at The Buckinghamshire in July. I played the Curtis Cup and stayed amateur for the Junior Ryder Cup, Youth Olympics in Nanjing and finished my amateur career winning the LGU order of Merit, as the No.1 amateur in GB&I.
On her ambitions for her first season as a professional, she added: “I like to set myself regular small achievable goals and work hard at it. I’m lucky to have a great coach in Lawrence Farmer and personal trainer in Mark Alcock who are both passionate about their jobs.” Annabel has had great support from Wentworth’s Golf & Tennis Foundation and the Club’s Chief Executive Julian Small commented: “A big part of Wentworth’s ethos is to inspire the next generation to play golf and the Scholarship programme offers a great opportunity for local boys and girls to do that. Having seen the success of Ross Fisher it is wonderful to now see our first female scholar achieve Professional status and play on the Ladies European Tour. Annabel has been a role model within both the Junior and our vibrant Ladies Section and it is fitting that the announcement takes place here at Wentworth, where the inaugural Curtis Cup match was played back in 1932. Going forward, we are looking at ways that the Club can support Annabel in her career and we wish her the best of luck.”
Annabel has recently welcomed Global Reach Partners, DG Imports, BMW and TaylorMade to her team and with her outstanding amateur record, she is expected to receive invitations to play in a number of high profile professional tournaments this season. Follow her results and progress at www.ladieseuropeantour.com.