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Let trio picked for SGSL backing

Three of Scotland’s talented young professional golfers are to receive backing from Scottish Golf Support Limited (SGSL) to boost their chances of success in the season ahead.

Ladies European Tour trio Sally Watson, Kelsey MacDonald and rookie Gemma Dryburgh are the latest beneficiaries of the Scottish Government funded partnership, set up to help young professionals progress in the early stages of their careers.

The three players selected have full playing rights on the Ladies European Tour, with a commitment to maximise the support being offered and engagement with the range of services being provided, backed up by evidence from statistics on performance improvement.

Launched in 2010, SGSL received £1million investment from the Scottish Government through sportscotland, to be used over at least five years, with support allocated to assist Scotland’s most promising young players in the transition from amateur to professional.

Players to have benefited from SGSL support in the past include Kylie Walker, Pamela Pretswell and Scott Henry.

Graeme Simmers, chairman of Scottish Golf Support Limited, said: “We are hopeful the support provided during the 2016 season will help the Ladies European Tour players continue their excellent progress as professional golfers, based on the evidence presented to us.

“While a number of other players were carefully considered, we believe the three players selected best demonstrated the key characteristics for successful progression and fully utilise the support team around them, coupled with a real willingness to engage with us.”

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