So it’s an exciting week for SOS with both our European tour ambassadors playing in Morocco this week. Firstly Super star Trish Johnson, 50, winner of 27 tour events on both the LET and LPGA and with 8 Solheim cup appearances to her name ….
It was with some trepidation that I first went to meet Trish last year to see if she would consider being an ambassador for us. As a legend in ladies golf and someone I had enjoyed following through her career ( same age as me and an Arsenal supporter….it doesn’t get more respectful than that) I was very very nervous….Within 30 seconds of meeting her she had made me feel at ease and we were busy talking Arsenal…. She was immediately elevated from great golfer to hero status!
The next test was the clothes…. Would she like them, would they fit, would they be comfortable? Her feedback was fantastic! Both positive and constructive. They fitted well, felt comfortable and came to life when worn …….now she was elevated to super hero status.
At the beginning of this year we met again to do a photo shoot and look at outfits for the season. With me this time my 14 year old son, mad keen golfer but miserable as his arm was in plaster and our marketing and imagery director Marc Farrell. Not only did Trish go outside in summer clothing in freezing conditions no matter how many outfits we asked her to model and how many shots / poses we asked her to take she managed to put a smile on my sons face that I had not seen for nearly six weeks…..some feat…….could we now get to god like status…..
We wish Trish, all the best for the year ahead and are excited to see how SOS performs on tour.
Our Second ambassador is Charlotte Thompson 20 who is starting her first full year on tour. We first met Charlotte last year at the LET Handa Masters when she came on to our stand and purchased our Lucy skort and Lotte top. According to Charlotte they immediately became her favourite golf clothes and gave her that extra bit of confidence on the tee! ( her words not ours)
She has already identified her Sunday outfit. Our Bellini mix shorts and navy sleeveless Diana. Hope it brings her home in the last group……we will be watching!