Q: Where in the world are you and what tournaments are on your upcoming schedule?
I am currently in the Carolinas, USA for the next 3 weeks, then I’m still in the US for another few weeks, the next event on the LET for me is the British Open which is the last week of July! But at the moment my last tournament for 2015 will be 2nd week of December, so it will be a LONG year!
Q: How have you found the transition from amateur to professional status?
I think the transition was fairly easy in the beginning because I was home, been playing the Aussie summer events the last 2-3 years as an amateur so that wasn't so different, however at the moment, in the US everything is new. It’s not easy going from one state to the other, especially if I've never been to that state, finding accommodation, car, what and where to eat, what the golf course is like, everything is new for me over here. Also playing on the Symetra tour, a lot of the times, the events are in quite remote areas so sometimes it can be a bit of a drive! But I’m not going to complain because I think I’m one of the lucky ones as I’m travelling the world doing something I love!
Q: Looking back, what was your greatest memory as an amateur?
As an amateur, I have lots of good memories! Hard to just pick one so I’ll give you a few! Going to the US for the first time to play, I really enjoyed being part of Team Victoria in the Primary Schools Championship which really got me started in golf, and more recent is winning the Espiritio Santo Trophy as a team 🙂 Oh and probably the day I found out I was ranked world number 1 as an amateur too.
Q: Which area of your game could do with improvement?
All areas, I don’t think you can ever master the game of golf!
Q: Tournament you most want to win?
Major championships. The US Open but out of the majors I've played in so far, the British Open.
Q: What item from your bag couldn't you live without?
A golf ball…
Q: What is your biggest piece of advice for aspiring golfers?
I’m still learning but one of the best pieces of advice I got recently was to believe in yourself, and treat yourself like you’d treat your best friend. Because a lot of the times we would be so harsh on ourselves and put ourselves down but I think it's important to trust your game and to believe.