SOPHIE Keech, who regularly practices in Bridport is hoping to earn a full tour card for the LET with a top five finish in the order of merit.

Keech, 21, has been playing golf since she was eight years old and from April to November she travels and plays on the LETaccess series and is also aiming for her first win as a professional.

Keech said: "I have always enjoyed travelling and visiting new countries and golf courses.

"This year, my aim is to earn my full tour card for the LET; to do this I need to finish top five in the order of merit."

Most of the time she plays at Bridport and West Bay and every two weeks she has a golf lesson with her coach, Karen Nicholls, who she has been seeing since she was 13 years old.

Asked what her advice would be to anyone else starting out in golf Keech said: "Accept highs and lows, stay focused and keep the faith."

When she first started playing golf, she always looked up to Tiger Woods.

Keech said: "I admired how he won so many Majors and I’ve always got a buzz from watching him play."

She also has her Grandfather to thank for introducing her to golf from a young age as he was the men’s captain at Lyme Regis Golf Club.

When asked if she has any special rituals or superstitions before an event, Keech said: "On the way to the course, I like to listen to music and have a sing along. When practising putting I never use more than two balls, and I will never use a number three ball."