Fresh from her first year as a professional, Scottish golfer Kesley MacDonald has been announced as the attached touring professional and ambassador for Cameron House and Carrick Golf Course and Spa.

In her new role as ambassador for The Carrick on Loch Lomond, Kelsey will be competing on the Ladies European Tour for the season of 2015, and will be making several appearances on behalf of the golf club and Cameron House Hotel.

This appointment is made all the more special for Kelsey, as her first professional event, as an amateur when she was sixteen, was held at The Carrick when it hosted the Scottish Ladies Open.

Kelsey MacDonald said "I have some very fond memories associated with the club, making this attachment extra special to me. The facilities are fantastic, there is a great team of people representing the club and I can't wait to be a part of it. Knowing I can play and practice in the most beautiful place in Scotland is brilliant, I can't argue with that."

Whilst away from tournament golf, Kelsey will be honing her skills at The Carrick under the watchful eye of Head PGA Golf Professional, Gavin Abson, working in conjunction with European Tour Professional, Robert Rock and his academy team.

Kelsey looks back and shares her experiences over the last year:

I have enjoyed my first year on the Ladies European Tour and it has been a great learning curve for me. Memorable moments were qualifying and competing in the US Open, seeing different countries and cultures, trip on a sea plane in Dubai and upgrading my LET status in Morocco was indeed a highlight.

During the year I competed in 12 events with six cuts made and three missed by one shot it made me realise how close I was to being in the top half of the order of merit rankings. And with full playing rights in 2015 I look forward to competing in all events.

Unfortunately, there are always incidents that make us realise how lucky we are to be fit and healthy. In early September I had an accident which left me with extreme lower back pain. Whilst playing in Tenerife and South Africa and during the following six weeks I underwent intensive physio and rehab.

The vision was to start in 2015 based on my category of 2014, receiving invites to India and Dubai in warmer climates made me reconsider. The biggest decision during 2014 was to accept the invitation to play in India having not hit anything more than an iron since September.

Getting to practice and play in the warmer climate of Dubai enhanced my recovery process dramatically and I was able to be competitive. Having gone from zero to eleven rounds in two weeks the vision of tour school was still very much clouded as I made travel arrangements for Morocco.

Opting to play only nine holes on each course prior to the event I just dug deep to produce the results. Gaining 6th place was amazing and just knowing my schedule for 2015 makes it all worthwhile and will spend the next few weeks making sure I am fit for the rest of the season.

Absolutely delighted to have another two Scots, Laura Murray and Heather Macrae gaining full cards showing Scottish Ladies Golf making its way to the top.


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