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Frances Bondad Switching Careers

Professional golfer Frances Bondad is now a former pro golfer. She's moving on to a new career, and on Twitter recently she linked to a video that lets all of us watch her as she makes the leap.

Bondad is an Australian who, several years back, was one of the up-and-comers on the Ladies European Tour. In 2011 she was 23 years old and in her fourth year as an LET member.

In 2009, Frances finished 39th on the LET money list. In 2010 she moved up to 26th, and that year included what was then her best finish to date: a runner-up at the Women's Spanish Open.

In 2011, she broke through for her first LET win: a victory at the Sanya Ladies Open in China.

Along the way she'd also been playing back home on the ALPG, where she carded a slew of Top 5 finishes and wracked up nearly $100,000 in career earnings.

In 2011 Bondad was 36th on the LET money list and in 2012 she slipped to 56th (but recorded another runner-up finish). But 2013 is when things went south. Injuries cropped up and she was only able to play five LET tournaments.

It's a story as old as golf: a promising career derailed, first by nagging injuries, and then, when trying to return from the ailments, when the birdies just aren't falling like they used to.

Still only in her mid-20s, Frances faced a decision. And she made one: It was time to try another career path.

So earlier this year Bondad, back home in Australia, enrolled in journalism classes and signed up for classes on television presenting. And that brings us back to Frances letting us look in on her as she makes the leap into broadcasting: her showreel. A showreel is what broadcasters make to showcase their skills to potential employers. Just as a writer would submit samples of his or her writing to a print publication - called "clips" or a "clip file" - broadcasters put together a showreel.

Alas, Frances' showreel is not embeddable, but you can watch it on YouTube here.

Best of luck to Frances in her new career.

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