Louise's pro ambitions hit by injury
PUBLISHED: 11:45 17 December 2002 | UPDATED: 13:12 03 March 2010
GOLF: Ipswich girl Louise Wright's golfing career has had to be put on hold because of a number of cysts that have grown on the tendons of both wrists.
IPSWICH girl Louise Wright's golfing career has had to be put on hold because of a number of cysts that have grown on the tendons of both wrists.
The 23-year-old former member at Purdis Heath has not been able to hit a golf ball for a year, but is still hoping to fulfil her ambition of turning professional sometime in the future.
Louise missed out by one place in Palm Springs last year of joining the LPGA Tour, and had she qualified she would have turned professional then.
Her father David, a member at Ipswich Golf Club, said: "She dropped only five shots over four rounds, but finished in joint 31st place with the top 30 qualifying for the LPGA Tour.
"In one her rounds she shot a four under par 68 that was the lowest recorded round of the qualifying.
"Having just missed out, Louise decided to have a go at the Futures Tour, but she found she couldn't have a practice round because she couldn't hold a club.
"She was taken to hospital where she was found to have cysts on the tendons of her wrists, but the surgeon said it was too risky to operate.
"Last Monday some more cysts were found, and we're just hoping they settle down and that she can play golf again."
Louise – one of Suffolk's brightest hopes as a teenager – has spent the last six years in America where she graduated with honours from the Florida State University.
She is currently working as the manager of a large store for a clothing organisation based in Jacksonville that is on the east coast of North Florida.
"It's very unfortunate," said David who was in America last year when Louise just failed to make the LPGA Tour.
"She's got a natural game, but she's always had weak wrists."