Case Studies
Am-to-Pro Transition – Ross Kellett

Am-to-Pro Transition – Ross Kellett

DOB: 09/01/88 Born: Motherwell Club: Colville Park SG career: 2004 – 2011 

Bio: After joining Colville Park Golf Club aged 14, Kellett got his handicap down to 14 in his first season and a year later he earned his first national cap at under-16 level.

That same year he represented Scotland at the Boys’ Home Internationals and went on to enjoy a successful amateur career, both at individual and team level.

Having turned professional in January 2012, he knocked back the opportunity to play in the Scottish Open to focus on the Alps Tour and succeeded in graduating from the satellite tour.

In 2013, Ross was one of six recipients of Scottish Golf Support Limited (SGSL) funding to help meet his training, coaching and competition expenses.

Kellett finished just outside the top 50 in the Challenge Tour rankings in 2016, and came close to success at the Final Stage of Qualifying School, as he seeks to climb the golf ladder.

  • 2009 Men’s European Team Championship (representing Scotland) (winners)
  • 2009 European Amateur, Argentine Amateur, New South Wales Amateur (all runner-up)
  • 2010 Tennant Cup winner
  • 2010 Eisenhower Invitational winner
  • 2010 St Andrews Trophy Team (representing Great Britain & Ireland)
  • 2010 Bonallack Trophy Team (representing Europe)
  • Regular international at Boys’ and Men’s level

Professional successes:

  • 2012 Gained promotion to the Challenge Tour, having secured a top-five place on the Alps Tour
  • 2015 3 top-20s on Challenge Tour
  • 2016 3 top-10s on Challenge Tour
  • 2017 2 top-10s on Challenge Tour