Eva GILLY
Golfer

Eva received a scholarship to finance her participation in international competitions.

 

What is your sporting background?

I started playing golf at the age of seven, my parents live near the Seraincourt golf course. My father and grandfather, who were members there, used to pick me up after school to go and play a few holes. I quickly became passionate about the game and I had good results from the start, and then I became French youth champion in 2012. That's when I decided to do my utmost to make it my profession. For the past three years I have been playing on the European amateur circuit and have taken part in a few competitions in the United States.

 

How do you see your profession today?

As a young amateur player (I will be a pro in January 2016, at the age of 17), I am convinced that the level of play required to make a career evolves very quickly. Players are entering the professional circuit at an ever younger age, well prepared technically and physically, following the hyper-professional model of modern sport in general.

 

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

In five years, when I will be 22, I see myself settled in the United States playing on the LPGA. In 10 years, if I achieve my goals, I will have won LPGA tournaments, participated in the Solheim Cup and the Olympic Games.

 

This interview was conducted in 2014

Photo credit: Emilie Arfeuil