“I’ve just seen David Whelan, Paula Creamer’s coach in America and he’s very, very good,” she said. “He said a few things that I thought last year that I needed to change so it was good and I completely agreed with what he was saying.

“Basically I felt that my swing was very loose and my bad shots were not horrific but I couldn’t really get away with them. I just feel now with a more compact, tighter swing, that I can hit the ball a bit harder. I was losing a lot of power with my old swing.

“I’ve worked quite hard in the last four weeks so I had three weeks off at Christmas, went snowboarding with my family and friends and came back in one piece, which was nice, and then just got back to work. I’ve worked really hard, so it’s all good.

“I’ve just changed to Paul Vincent Fernie on the bag as well. Paul is on my bag this year which is good and I think that if we learn from each other we are going to be a really strong team.”

The Ladies European Tour will get into full swing in April, with the Comunitat Valenciana European Nations Cup, which is a team event, at La Sella Resort in Alicante, Spain, from 23-26 April. The main run of full field events will begin in May with the Deutsche Bank Ladies Swiss Open at Golf Gerre Losone.

With just 10 Solheim Cup qualifying events remaining, including the Ricoh Women’s British Open at Royal Lytham where the teams will be announced, it’s going to be an interesting year for Reid and all of those hoping to make The Solheim Cup team.