Tuesday, November 08, 2016


Natalie Jones after her
graduation last summer

Natalie Jones graduated from St Andrews University in June 2016 with an M.A. in Modern History and is currently studying at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, thanks to the Bobby Jones scholarship.

During her time in St Andrews Natalie was heavily involved in running the University Ladies' Golf Club and worked for the Ladies' Golf Union website. She will study in Atlanta for a year as a Bobby Jones scholar.

Natalie writes:

"I arrived in Atlanta in mid-August, and was immediately greeted with 35 degree weather and high humidity which definitely made a change from the past four years in St Andrews! The first few days were split between getting to know the campus and getting to know the Olympic-length outdoor pool right outside our door.

"The three other British students who are on the Bobby Jones scholarship and I certainly took advantage of the brilliant weather and incredible facilities.

"As a keen golfer, my time in Atlanta has already been very exciting. We are fortunate enough to receive honorary membership at East Lake Golf Club and Atlanta Athletic Club and I have taken advantage of both. The US PGA Tour Championship came to East Lake at the end of September when we were lucky enough to have front row seats to some spectacular golf which finished with Rory McIlroy 'stealing' the title after a four-hole play-off

"Alongside the abundance of golf, I am really enjoying my studies at Emory. I have chosen to take photography, journalism, French and a weight-training class this semester. I hope to go into sports marketing after my year as Bobby Jones scholar so the skills I am learning in photography and journalism in particular are giving me great experience for the future.

"My experiences in Atlanta have all been incredibly positive, exciting and adventurous, from seeing Ex-President Jimmy Carter speak and getting a guided tour around CNN from a previous scholar to attending the opening night of the Atlanta Opera and taking in America's own, tartan-obsessed Highland Games!"