Amy Boulden and Lydia Hall - Women & Girls Ambassadors
Born 1993, St Asaph, Wales
Amy started to play golf in 1999 aged 5, influenced by her father Simon, PGA Professional at Maesdu Golf Club. Amy represents Conwy Golf club and the Robert Rock Golf Academy. Her hobbies include going to the gym, shopping and socialising with friends.
Amy is open to further sponsorship opportunities which will help her in her quest to achieve both her short and long term golfing ambitions. She is currently attached to the Robert Rock Golf Academy and represents Cobra/Puma Golf.
Amy played full time amatuer golf for a number of years, competing with the top girls in the amateur game. As an amateur she was a member of the Junior Ryder Cup (2010) and PING Junior Solheim Cup (2011), represented GB&I at the Vagliano Trophy 2011 & 2013, she was a member of the victorious team at the Astor Trophy (2011) and Curtis Cup (2012), three winning Home International Teams for Wales 2008, 2009 & 2013 and Welsh Girls Champion (2008), Welsh Open Champion (2013), Scottish Open Champion (2012), English Open Champion (2013). She qualified for three RICOh Women’s British Opens at Royal Birkdale, Royal Liverpool and St Andrews.
Amy Played for her home country Wales for many years and ended her amateur career on a high in helping the Welsh team win the Home Internationals. She played for Europe in the 2010 Junior Ryder cup and the 2011 Junior Solheim Cup. In 2008, Amy was named BBC Young Sportswoman of the Year.
Amy turned Professional in September 2013 and made her debut as a pro in a LETAS event, finishing 2nd. In May 2014 she won her first tournament as a professional at Gams-Werdenberg Golf Club, she also qualified for the 2014 US Women’s Open Championship at the Buckinghamshire Golf Club and played in this years US Open at Pinehurst Golf Club.
Amy’s first season on the Ladies European Tour has proved to be an extremely successful start to her career with 3 top 5 finishes and several others in the top 20 which has enabled her to finish 18th in the Order Of Merit and achieve the unique distinction of 2014 Rookie Of The Year.
Born: Bridgend, South Wales.
Lydia started playing golf at the age of 11. She lists her parents as her greatest influences. Lydia has been guided and coached from the very beginning by John Peters, Head Professional of Southerndown Golf Club.
Lydia has always loved watching and playing any and every sport she could get her hands on. She lists playing and watching sports as one of her hobbies but also loves catching up with family and friends when she’s home. Lydia attended Pencoed Comprehensive School in Pencoed and earned 10 GCSE’s and 2 A levels.
Lydia was a member of Welsh Junior Team from 2001-2005 . She was also a member of Welsh U21’s in 2004 and 2006, as well as the Welsh Ladies’ Team in 2004, 2005 and 2007. Lydia became Glamorgan Ladies’ and Girls Champiom in 2004, The top qualifier at 2005 British Girls’ and won silver medal at European U21 Team Championship in 2004.
In October 2007 Lydia attended Ladies European Tour Qualifying School in Italy. At the first stage of qualifying Lydia shot rounds of 71, 71, 66 to finish 4th and get through to Final stage. As Lydia is such a hard worker and a huge talent she continued her great form to produce rounds of 68, 70, 67, 71 to finish 2nd and to gain her professional card with ease. She finished the two weeks and 7 rounds of high pressure golf in a total of -20 under par!