Rachel Drummond was dispatching a series of shots as well as she knew how. For a moment, she was seeing her 7-iron as something of a magic wand. And that was when she hit on the idea of incorporating the word “wand” into the name of her new foundation. The latter is something she has set in motion for kids who, like herself, had the magic ripped from their childhoods.
The story has only recently emerged of how Drummond was sexually abused during her early years, an experience which first occurred when she was 10. Her assailant was someone close to the family and one whose identity she has always kept to herself for fear of jeopardising relationships. Now 30, Drummond did not let her best friend in on her awful secret until she was 17, while it was eleven years further on that she plucked up the courage to tell her mother and her older brother, Mark. (Her father, her greatest supporter in golf, was by then no longer alive.)
Drummond’s silent suffering, to quote Matt Lawton of The Times of London, had left her with “a sense of wor...
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