Sam turned Professional and joined the Ladies European Tour in 1995 after a short amateur career. She won her first tournament on the Ladies European tour, at the Italian Open in 1999 In 2001, Sam won her second Tour title in Sun City, at the NedBank South African Open. She went on to finish 10th on the Order of Merit and missed out on a Solhiem Cup spot by one place.
With an exemption to the final stages of Japanese LPGA Tour, she won the event and played in Japan for 3 years between 2003-2005. With the experience of playing in Japan, Sam then spent a year in the USA on the Futures Tour to try and gain a full LPGA card however narrowly missed 1 shot and continued her career back in Europe where she had 2 years inside the top 30 on the Ladies European Tour Order of merit and eventually retired in 2010 being 5 months pregnant.
She has spent the past 10 years coaching golf and qualified as a full PGA professional in January 2020. Sam has spent many years in Corporate golf and looked after her main sponsors, Srixon (Japan), Callaway and Lacoste.
Currently in her 8th year as an instructional writer for Women and Golf magazine, Sam is also the assistant coach for the Hertfordshire Ladies Elite squad as well as coaching many private individuals.
Sam joined Variety Golf in July 2019 after initially playing in Variety golf days from 1995-2000.