Royal Cromer golfer Amber Ratcliffe to get a helping hand from club members

Amber Ratcliffe. Picture: Ian Burt.

Amber Ratcliffe. Picture: Ian Burt. - Credit: IAN BURT

Amber Ratcliffe is to receive a helping hand from her home club as she attempts to make her a name for herself in the competitive world of women's professional golf.

The 18-year-old from Royal Cromer turned pro' earlier this year and is currently competing in the LET Access Series, which acts as a feeder to the main European Tour.

Competing in the series isn't cheap, with events spread across Europe, and although Amber has given a decent account of herself so to lie 26th on the Order of Merit before the weekend, the rewards have been modest to say the least.

Having played seven events, and made plenty of cuts, the teenager has earned a little over £3,000 - and with that in mind members at Royal Cromer have got together to organise a special competition to help her along the way on August Bank Holiday Monday (August 25).

'Amber has got a lot of talent and and it would be a real shame if she had to stop competing at this level because of a lack of money,' said organiser Graeme Wilton.

'She has always said how much she appreciates the support given to her by Royal Cromer when she was a youngster - and we are all very proud of the fact that she is representing the club on the LET Access Tour.

'It just seemed like a good idea to organise something that will raise some money to help with her expenses.'

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The event later this month, for teams of four in any combination, costs £25 a head to enter for members and £40 for visitors. The prices include a barbeque after the golf.

To enter contact John Moore, secretary/manager on 01263 512884 or Graeme on 01263 732785.

Amber missed the cut in her latest event, the Ingaro Ladies Open in Sweden, after rounds of 78 and 74 left her five short of the mark.