A new blog series by Sharna Dutrieux, LET Access player and W&G Tour Ambassador, sharing her experiences of life on tour

Women & Golf Tour Ambassador Sharna Dutrieux is ready to take on the 2023 LET Access season. Here she gives us an insight into her first year as a professional and what she hopes to achieve this year on tour.

My first year on the LET Access Series was a learning experience where I felt like I grew in confidence as the year progressed. The main challenge for me was travelling abroad on my own, I was worried about that as I had never done it before.

It may sound funny to some people but I was used to always being with someone, mainly my parents and doing it on my own was daunting. It's always a worry that your golf clubs or suit case won’t turn up. It happened to me once with my golf clubs but luckily it was on my way home after being away for 10 days.

I had high expectations of myself at the beginning of last season. Especially after some strong performances at the Rose Ladies Series events. I wouldn’t say I was disappointed with my year, I made 60% of cuts but there is always room for improvement.

A couple of high points were playing in two Ladies European Tour events, making the cut at the Big Green Egg Open in July after driving myself there. I also won’t forget my hole-in-one at the Rose Ladies Open at Brocket Hall in September!

BIG HIGHLIGHT: Hole-in-One at the Rose Ladies Open

The off season was quite long, it’s a long time between September and Q-School in December and then again from December until April. Which makes opportunities like the Rose Ladies Series so amazing, I am definitely grateful to have been playing in these events over the last two seasons.

Unfortunately I am not able to take on the cost of travelling abroad for warm weather training in winter, so I do the best I can at my home course. I also have a new swing coach this season which I obviously hope is going to help my game.

Looking to the season ahead. After the 2023 Rose Ladies Series, I’ve entered all LET Access Series events with the aim to gradually work my way up the order of merit to hopefully achieve my LET tour card for next season.

I’m one event down now, with not the best of starts but optimistic for the three events coming up in June, the Montauban Ladies Open, Amundi Czech Ladies Challenge and Vasteras Open by Elite Hotels. Followed by the Capio Ogon Trophy and Smorum Ladies Open in July.

Wish me luck! I’ll be back with an update in the summer.

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