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Chinnydipper Tour Squad: Meet Emily Slater

November 10 2020

Chinnydipper Tour Squad: Meet Emily Slater

Chinnydipper Tour Squad: Meet Emily Slater

It was just before Emily’s 11th birthday that she got into golf. Her Dad took Emily and her younger brother up to their local driving range where they tried golf for the first time...they were instantly hooked!

From there on Emily started junior group lessons, and progressed through county and national junior competitions before moving onto the women’s national and international tournaments.  This gave her the chance to travel around the UK and Europe, making so many new friends and acquaintances along the way.

Although Emily refers to her Amateur career as “relatively successful,” I would argue that  three national titles: The Critchley Salver at Sunningdale, The Royal Birkdale Scratch and The Leveret Trophy at Formby Ladies in addition to a couple of County Championships is a rather modest way to put it!

Emily made the decision to turn Professional at the end of November 2019.  She attended Ladies European Tour Q School in January 2020 gaining partial playing rights for the LET and the LET Access.

Soon after playing in the Sunningdale Foursomes in March, along comes COVID-19.  In what should have been a memorable year in Emily’s golfing career, however many events across the UK and Europe were cancelled due to various lockdowns and the difficulty in travelling outside of the UK.

However, in late June, there was a turning point in what had been an unfortunate rookie year so far.

News of an event organised by LET Pro Liz Young and her Club Pro at Brokenhurst Manor GC, Jason MacNiven, filtered through to Kate and Justin Rose via an exclusive in The Telegraph.  Kate promptly called Liz offering support and in an incredibly short amount of time, The Rose Ladies Series was born.

This enabled Emily to play some of the best courses in UK alongside some of the country’s (and world’s) best Female Golfers.  Emily even managed a Tied 2nd Finish in the 6th Event at Bearwood Lakes, just 1 shot behind 2018 Women’s British Open Champion, Georgia Hall. 

Since the 8 weeks of events in the Rose Ladies Series, Emily has played in a few events on the Clutch Pro Tour alongside many of the UK’s up and coming Tournament Professionals.

In 2021, Emily is looking forward (and hoping for) a full tournament season...and we’re looking forward to supporting her through it!

MORE ABOUT EMILY

FAVOURITE HOLE: 10th on the Old Course at Sunningdale

FAVOURITE COURSE: Old Course at Sunningdale
(it was the first ever Womens British Open my parents took me to watch, I instantly fell in love and it’s been my favourite ever since. I’ve been lucky enough to play it each year!)

FAVOURITE CLUBS: Driver & Putter

ON COURSE SNACK OF CHOICE: Mini Cheddars on off weeks 🤣 but tournament days are usually nuts & a couple of bananas

FAVOURITE GOLFER GROWING UP: Annika Sorenstam

FAVOURITE COLOUR FRUIT PASTILLE: Got to be the red ones, they’re always the ones I pick out first 

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE A YOUNG GOLFER HOPING TO FOLLO IN YOUR FOOTSTEPS: Enjoy the process, dream big, get as much experience as possible and, most importantly, have fun!

WHAT'S IN THE BAG

DRIVER - Titleist TS2
3 WOOD - Callaway XR16
5 WOOD - Callaway XR16
HYBRID - Titleist TS2
IRONS -  5 iron - PW Titleist CB irons
WEDGES - 50 & 54 degree SM7 Vokey Wedge & 60 Degree SM8 Vokey
PUTTER - Odyssey 2 ball Triple Track
BALL - Titleist Pro-V1