At the end of last year, I turned Professional and have played in my first few tournaments as a professional since April this year. I had a bit of a shaky start in the first couple of events to say the least, nerves didn’t help and I started with a couple of poor scores. However, things started to look up in the Shanklin and Sandown Pro-Am where although my individual score could still be improved upon, during my second round I managed 7 birdies including 5 in a row on my final 9 holes! This certainly helped my confidence and as part of the team in the afternoon, I won the team event with my partners Lee Haward, Spencer Simpson and Jay Squires!
As we all know confidence plays a massive part in this game and this gave me a massive boost going into his next event at Ampfield Golf Club as I finally had belief in my game and new I could perform well as a professional. I arrived at Ampfield Golf Club with an air of confidence that I hadn’t felt for a long time and just went out and enjoyed my golf. I went out and shot level par for the first 18 holes with 5 birdies and 5 silly bogeys which put me 1 shot behind the leader. In the afternoon I learnt quickly as to what clubs to hit and putted really well, I came in with -2 under par with 3 birdies and a bogey. This finished me with -2 under par and a tie for the lead and then went on to win the first playoff hole against the current Hampshire PGA order of merit leader.