A Passion for coaching has paid off for talented young golf professional Harriet Key after she was named the LET Female Assistant of the Year.
The 27-year-old, based at Moor Park Golf Club in Hertfordshire was presented with the Beverly Lewis Trophy and a cheque for £1,750 from the Ladies European Tour’s director of development and membership Mike Round and Beverly Lewis, the first female captain of the PGA.
Key took up golf at the age of 12 and had a very successful amateur career, however it was her passion for swimming that ultimately led her down the coaching path.
“As well as golf, I used to swim competitively but when I reached 18, I took the qualifications and I started to coach people at my local club and really enjoyed it.
“I coached for five or six years and I knew that coaching was something I really wanted to do and I wanted to follow that path in golf.
“I had got down to a handicap of plus one, having had an initial handicap of 54, and as an amateur I played for the county.
“I enjoyed the team element but knew when I turned professional that I wanted to coach rather than play.
“I have really enjoyed the last three years, particularly the sports science aspects, the coaching and the residentials, which I always looked forward to.”