“I represented South Africa 13 times in 7 years and each time was better than the time before. Its always an honour to represent your country.” –Kim Williams, on what she perceives her greatest accomplishment in golf.
At the tender age of 21, Kim Williams took on the hefty challenge of representing South Africa, as an amateur, at the Regional All Africa Challenge, in Botswana. She describes herself as feeling “proud and the most nervous she’s ever been” in that game, that she may have not expected would mark the first of 12 more like it.
Years later, at 30 years old, Kim has become a professional golfer, who still expresses great hunger for the game. Even with her interest and participation in other sports (like squash or hockey), she looks at golf as the one sport where you can’t make any excuses. She says: “I find that golf pushes me to work harder for my success. It can be a lonely game sometimes but I think it makes me a stronger person.”
Her enthusiasm has, many times, been confirmed by her achievements throughout her career:
- During the South African Provincial Stroke Play tournaments, in 2009, Kim took 5 wins home; namely: North West, KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng Nomads, Southern Cape and Boland championships.
- She was runner-up in the Free State and Limpopo Championships, as well as the SA Amateur Stroke Play Championship.
- In 2011, she represented South Africa at The Spirit, in Texas (USA), and was WGSA’s top ranked player for every month of that year.
- In 2012, she was awarded her second Compleat Golfers award at a ceremony held at the Randpark Golf Club.
Even with all her success Kim still sets herself goals for her professional career, some of which are to have a solid Ladies Sunshine Tour season, play the LPGA and wining a major. She acknowledges the PinkStig Invitational as a platform that “helps ladies play and move closer to their goals and dreams of being able to compete against the rest of the world.” She will be representing GFG Academy at the upcoming PinkStig Invitational.