WRG: Youíve just started training with your new Williams MR Clubs, how are they feeling?
S.W: Good! Iím really exited to finally be playing them! From the wedges to the driver, I am loving all of my new clubs. The wedges feel great around the greens and the technology that goes into the woods and the fact that Williams takes really good care of producing quality clubs from top to bottom has made the transition much easier. The WRG staff was really friendly this past October when we were fitting the clubs, and they did a really good job getting the clubs to go the right yardages for me.
WRG: Tell us, what is in your bag for this season?
S.W: I play with 4 wedges, a 60ļ, 55ļ, 50ļ and PW, and then 9 Iron through 5 Iron, either a 4, 3, or 2 Hybrid depending on what yardage I am looking for, and finally a 3 Wood and Driver. I might consider playing a 4 iron again as the construction of this club is easier to hit than my old 4 iron. With the Hybrids, itís now a matter of testing them with Trackman to get the right yardages so there are no big gaps in between the clubs. Theyíve (WRG) given me a lot of hybrids to test and Iím sure weíre going to find the right combination to finish the set.
WRG: So whatís next? When is the season kicking off?
S.W: Iím heading over to Australia, starting next week at the Oates Victorian Open, then the ISPS Handa New Zealand Womenís Open, the ISPS Handa Australian Womenís Open and finally the RACV Australian Masters. This last one, Iím really looking forward to as the course, Royal Pines Resort, suits my game very well. After the Australian Swing, I head to China for the World Ladies Championship, where I will be representing Scotland.
WRG: What are your goals for this 2016 season?
S.W: Iíve been training really hard this preseason, adapting to the new swing changes, and Iím feeling a lot healthier which is good so now I am just looking forward to getting the season underway. Australia is a continuation of the preseason work, getting things rolling in smoothly and getting back in to competition, and hopefully this will all help me to be ready for China and the rest of the season. The goal for the 2016 season is to finish in the Top Ten of the Order of Merit.
WRG: What about a win?
S.W: If youíre consistently in contention week in and out, the win will eventually come. So Iím going for consistency and then optimistic the win will follow.
WRG: What are the events we have to watch out for?
S.W: We have the Scottish Event, The Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open, which is played on a links course and is a key event on my calendar. I have the home crowd and the support of my family for the week, so overall it is a special week for me. I also really enjoy the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open, I like both courses we have played in the past and this year we head back to the National Golf Club. I have played well in Turkey the last two years finishing Tied 3rd in 2015 and Top 20 in 2014, so I am looking to improve upon both of those finishes this year.
WRG: Golf is now in the Olympics, any chances of seeing you there this Summer?
S.W: Right now the players in it are Charlie Hull and Catriona Mathews. Theyíre both great players and I donít think this time I will make it on the team but who knows what can happen with a strong start to the season, either way I will be rooting for Team GB. Regardless, it is exiting to see golf in the Olympics, it is going to help our sport reach a whole new audience, making it more accessible for the LET to showcase their stars on a worldwide stage. Itís an exiting event for all golfers around the world and hopefully it will help grow the game to new levels.
Thank you very much Sally for your time, we wish you a lot of success in 2016 and the years to follow. We love your perseverance, work ethics and positive attitude to the game. Good Luck!