Sunday, November 05, 2017


By Colin Farquharson

St Andrews graduate Natalie Jones, after a year-long study trip to Emory University, Atlanta as winner of a Bobby Jones Scholarship, reports:
"My update is that I am currently living in San Francisco where I am working in a tech start-up in Sales Enablement which essentially means I do everything the sales people don't want to do!
"Yesterday I was working on European Data law, next week I am creating case studies and analysing stats for the team!
"The end of my Bobby Jones year was absolutely incredible with a week at the Masters and then the incredible opportunity to play Augusta. After my round, I played the par-3 nine times until it got dark and I ran out of balls!
"Life out here is very healthy and adventurous. I was out in San Diego last week, Yosemite a few weeks before and I am running a trail half-marathon in a few weeks that finishes over the Golden Gate Bridge."

Natalie Jones, a native of York, studied Modern History at St Andrews University and graduated with a 2:1.
"The Bobby Jones Scholarship was an incredible opportunity to travel and study abroad and I feel very fortunate to have been selected," said Natalie.
Over recent years Natalie has been involved with a myriad of paid and voluntary positions within sport which have all helped her to realise her passion for inspiring people to engage with sports.
Natalie grew her experience, working at a number of golf events as a Ladies Golf Union website updater, including the Ricoh Women's British Open, the Vagliano Trophy and the Curtis Cup. She also worked at the Dunhill Links Championship and the Open.

Getty Images' leading golf photographer Dave Cannon says: "Natalie's an absolute sweetheart and has got natural ability with the media. Got it from the word go, she was full of life when working with her at the Dunhill Links."
Natalie has a golfing handicap of 12 and is a keen member of the University Ladies' Golf Club and the Athletics Club.
Alongside her many other commitments, Natalie also set up a wellness initiative to promote 'real' and 'honest' conversation and women in sport.

'My time at St Andrews has given me so much more than simply my history degree', said Natalie.
 'I feel extremely grateful to have had opportunities to learn from leading academics, work at national and international sporting events and change the way sport is thought about within the University and the wider world.
"Going to Emory allowed me to further my skills so that I could follow my passion, a passion which I discovered during my time at St Andrews!'

The Robert T Jones Scholarships (also known as Bobby Jones scholarships) support students for one year of study at Emory University in Atlanta. They are among the most valuable and prestigious available to students at St Andrews and cover all mandatory costs. They are available to students who are completing their final year of undergraduate study and can be awarded only to British nationals.