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Lee looks to make the leap to pro ranks; Golf northwest.

Byline: BY HAROLD BROUGH Daily Post Golf Correspondent

CORISANDE LEE, who is among Lancashire's top young players, has gone back to basics in her challenge to join the professional game.

The Lancashire Ladies champion of 2005, a member at West Lancashire, made the move when she had a handicap of plus-2.

But she still decided it was time for a big overhaul of her golf game.

She is now being coached by Peter Tupling, of Cookridge Hall, West Yorkshire who works with Kiran Mathrau, the England player who is now on the professional tour.

"I am working really hard on my long game, short game, putting," says Corrie.

The 21-year-old has been coached by her father Duncan since she started playing golf and says: "I thought if I wanted to go on the professional tour I needed a second opinion."

She talked with Kiran at the British Ladies championship last year and with her father met with Tupling, among the top coaches in the country.

Tupling thought she was not quite ready for the Tour school of 2006, that first she needed to make changes before her bid to join the professionals.

"I decided to work really hard during this winter," says Corrie.

"It really is a total overhaul to my game. I travel to Leeds every week to see Peter and while last year I would have a day off now and again, now I practise every day.

"It was hard when I started but it is going well now.

"I can see the results already."

She plans to play in top events this year, including professional tournaments to get ready for her challenge to succeed at the Tour school later in the year.

To some it has been a puzzle why the young star, among the lowest handicap players in the north, seems to have been excluded from England's plans.

"I think the bigger picture now is the Tour school, which is why I am working so hard now," she says.

EMMA Tipping (Sandiway) finished in 17th at the South Atlantic Amateur Tournament, part of Florida's Orange Blossom Tour. The Cheshire player, part of a group of fellow students from Stirling University, shot 80,83,73,78.
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Feb 6, 2007
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