Pamela Feggans with her cheque after her win at the Ingarö Ladies Open hosted by Elin Emanuelsson
Scotland's Pamela Feggans played on the LET in 2009 and 2010. Pamela is playing full time on LETAS, working her way back to the main tour. Currently lying 9th on the LETAS Order of Merit, Feggans is less than 1,000 points behind 5th placed compatriot Heather MacRae.
Pamela turned professional in 2005 after graduating from college in the US and has played two seasons on the Ladies European Tour, in 2009 and 2010. She lived in Lakeland, Florida, USA, for seven years, earned a degree in Physical Education from the University of Florida Southern and then returned to Scotland.
In 2011, Feggans was involved in a car accident, suffering a back and shoulder injury, forcing her away from golf for some time. She played all the LETAS events this year, except the Dinard Ladies Open. Feggans returned to fitness and form, winning the Ingarö Ladies Open hosted by Elin Emanuelsson.
Q: What have you been doing this year?
I had to miss the second event due to a broken toe, after a silly accident. I was unable to play for six weeks, so did not make it to Dinard. Then I played the rest of the events pretty solidly and then won (at the Ingarö Ladies Open hosted by Elin Emanuelsson) which was great. And I hope to finish well, as the last day in Crete I had to pull out because I had an injury, a back injury. I went back home to my physiotherapist and had some acupuncture and I hope to recover. I am feeling great now. I went to Florida for a couple of weeks and it is great what sunshine can do.
Q: How and when did you start to play golf?
I started when I was 12. Before, I played football in the little village where I live. There are 3,000 people and we have a football field and a 9-hole golf course. So I played football and then I thought…”I am going to try to play golf” And as soon as I tried it...that was it. This was in Patna, in the west coast of Scotland, 40 miles south of Glasgow.
Q: Tell me about your experience so far this year?
I enjoyed it, it has been great just to play. I tended to put a lot of pressure on myself and this year I have not done that and it seems to be working.
Q: Your expectations this year?
This year I am just keeping doing what I have been doing and enjoying it. I am trying not to put too much pressure on myself. So, I said to myself : “One after one until done”…
Q: What is the best part of your game now? And the weakest part?
The best part of my game right now is my short game. I´ve been getting up and down from everywhere. I have not been hitting the ball that well. The weakest part is probably my long irons. Now I am working on them a lot, so hopefully I will improve.
Q: Where do you normally practice?
In Scotland, but I spend one month in Florida over the winter.
Q: What is your driving distance and putting average?
250 yds average and pretty straight. I do not know exactly about my putting average but around 29. The week that I won the event, my putting average was 24.5 putts.
Q: Your lowest round ever?
As a professional it is -5 under par, at LET Qualifying School for the 2009 season at La Manga. This season it is 3 under par.
Q: How many holes in one?
Yes, three in total and two this year. Last one it was playing with my friends on the first hole, during practice.
Q: Favourite golf course that you have played this year on LETAS?
I have to say the one we played the tournament that I won, Ingarö GC.
Q: Do you have many friends already on tour?
Yes, I have a lot of friends. I room a lot with Julie Tvede and on the main tour, Vikki Laing. I am friends with a lot of people.
Q: Have you any superstitions when you play golf?
No, actually not.
Q: Tell me the people who would be part of your team.
Actually, I am between coaches, so my mental coach is also my swing coach at the moment, which is Dr. Bob Winters.