Ellon golfer back to chase her dream

Michele Thomson during the 2nd round of the 2013 WPGA International Challenge
Michele Thomson during the 2nd round of the 2013 WPGA International Challenge

A former Ellon amateur golfer, has returned to the sport after a three-year break, with backing from an Aberdeen company.

Michele Thomson has teamed up with oil and gas engineering consultancy PD&MS Energy as she hopes to return to the Ladies European Tour.

Former Ellon Academy pupil, Michele is an honorary member at the town’s McDonald Golf Club.

She was first introduced to golf when she was aged 11 by her dad, Graham, and brother, Mark, who are both keen golfers.

In May 2008, she won the Scottish Amateur Championship. In the same year she travelled to ST Andrews to compete for the UK and Ireland in the Curtis Cup. A year later she turned professional and played on the Ladies European Tour where her highest finish was joint 14th.

Michele decided to tee off and take a break from sport and in that time she worked as a police officer in Aberdeen.

25-year-old Michele said: “Having played competitively for so many years I felt I needed a break from the game. At the beginning of this year, however, my family helped persuade me to go back to my dream. I realised it was a waste not to use the talent that I had been given.

“I’d like to thank PD&MS Energy. It has taken a lot of pressure off me, knowing that someone is there to back you with the travel and other expenses has allowed me to relax and concentrate on my golf.”