Scotland’s Richie Ramsay and Scott Jamieson provided the nation’s leading male amateurs with an insight into what it takes to reach the higher echelons of The European Tour.

The pair took time out from their quests for success at the Dubai World Championship to sit down with members of the men’s national squad during their warm weather winter training trip to Abu Dhabi.

Paul Shields, Scott Crichton, Daniel Kay, Fraser McKenna, Conor O’Neil and Brian Soutar have moved into the final days of their four-week training at Yas Links Golf Club.

While former Open champion Paul Lawrie pocketed a cheque for over £500,000 following his runners-up finish behind Alvaro Quiros in Dubai, Ramsay and Jamieson were happy to share their tips for the top with the aspiring amateurs.

Twenty-year-old Shields, said: “We received fantastic advice from Richie and Scott.

Richie spoke about his journey from amateur to professional and playing golf

to your strengths and the team around him.

“It was very interesting, beneficial and good to hear from somebody that has achieved what we are all trying to achieve.”