Anaëlle CARNET

Anaëlle received a grant to finance her participation in international competitions. 


What is your sporting background?

I started golf at the age of 12. I was lucky enough to live very close to the Val de Sorne golf course, where I started and where I still train today. I played many national and international tournaments during my amateur years. I decided to turn professional in 2015 after gaining access to the second division of the American circuit, the Symetra Tour. I progressed onto the Ladies European Tour in 2016. And I am currently in the second European division.   


How do you see your profession today?

To turn one's passion into one's profession is the most beautiful thing that can happen. However, women's golf has a hard time making a name for itself, particularly in Europe. It is different in the United States where I think it has another image. The democratisation of the sport, in Europe, is a little too slow.   


How do you see yourself in five years? In 10 years?

In five years, I would like to play on the LPGA, having won at least one tournament.

In 10 years, I see myself living in the United States and I would like to fulfil the dream I had as a little girl: to become the world number one.  


This interview was conducted in 2017

Photo credit: Antonin Amy-Menichetti