Published: 00:00, 29 January 2019
Kings Hill professional Sian Evans is looking forward to travelling the world after winning a place on the European Ladies Tour for the first time.
Evans came through two stages of Q-School in Morocco to secure a full card for the 2019 season, which starts with three tournaments in Australia next month.
She said: “Q-School is probably the hardest tournament you’ll ever play.
“You feel like there’s so much pressure, knowing you need to finish in the top five, but I went there thinking I don’t care what happens, I’ll just play freely and not worry about anything, and that’s exactly what I did.
“I didn’t get annoyed about anything, didn’t get frustrated with bad shots, I just literally played, had fun and enjoyed it as much as I could.
“My highest round was level-par, so I was pretty pleased with that.”
Evans was one of the few part-time players at Q-School, combining playing commitments with her job as a PGA professional at Kings Hill Golf Club.
But she showed the full-timers how it’s done by finishing fourth.
“Until now, I worked full-time at Kings Hill in the shop and I’m a PGA-qualified coach so I coach as well.
“My golf was kind of the side bit but now that’s going to be full-time and I’ll do coaching when I’m home.
“Growing up, I was playing amateur golf and you always think one day it would be great to be playing on tour and travelling the world.”
After Australia, Evans is off to South Africa, where she will be joined by her boyfriend, who also caddies.
And the big events keep on coming.
She said: “There’s 14 tournaments and nine are outside Europe.
“There’s a little section in the Middle East and I’m looking forward to Dubai because that’s going to be night-golf on the Emirates course, which will be a first.
“I’m really looking forward to Thailand and India and hopefully getting into the
majors, especially the British Open.
“You’ve always got aims, winning a tournament and getting as high up the order of merit as you can.
“They’re my two main goals but I just want to enjoy it and experience all the different places and not get too hung up on worrying about scores all the time.”
Evans took up golf aged three and was a member at Sittingbourne and Faversham as a youngster.
She secured a four-year scholarship in America, returning to the UK in 2014 and starting work at Kings Hill.