BOA Home Bronte Law For Bronte, life on the LPGA Tour must seem a long way from the small town on the outskirts of Stockport where she grew up. Yet, for all the years of effort and determination, there is one moment that sticks in Bronte’s mind. It’s not the hundreds of thousands of practice shots or the hours of travel to a competitions, but the kindness of the inspiring professionals who took the time to speak with a young Bronte at the Women’s British Open. The meaning of mentorship Very rarely does a person succeed on their own. The tales of one against the world are few – and seldom would anyone refuse a helping hand along the way. That’s why, despite only entering the Tour in 2017, Bronte Law already has her sights on giving back. Making sure the next generation have the role models and access to follow in her footsteps. On a Saturday morning, aged five, Bronte accompanied her Dad to the local golf course. Enthralled with the game she became the youngest member of Bramhall Golf Club, attracting Club Professional Richard Green’s attention, who recognised her blossoming talent as early as seven. Yet, the moment that inspired the commitment and dedication required to reach the highest level came on a visit to the Women’s British Open where she had the chance to speak to the inspiring professionals on the course. Struck by the time taken and kind words from her idols it is those moments of mentorship between senior professionals, coaches, the golf club community and family which Bronte attributes to her success in the sport. Now, she is empowered to use her position, knowledge and influence to inspire future generations to follow in her footsteps; while hoping that she will be able to do it all as an Olympian.
For many, Olympic athletes are seen as superhuman, an example of elite physical performance. Yet to reach this point takes much more than physical conditioning. The pitfalls of neglected wellbeing are now well recognised. Athletes acknowledge the importance of developing skills to support their mental and social wellbeing, alongside their physical training. And working with some of the world’s best performance, nutritional, and medical experts in the world they can identify the inter-dependence of the three factors. And swap overtraining and social reclusion for a balanced approach to help normalise high-pressure environments. This change is pivotal in the movement for improved mental, social and physical health and ultimately performance. And a lesson from which we can all benefit.
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