My final event for the 2019 season has finished and after my long drive back from Aberdeen its time for my round up of the year.
Firstly how did Aberdeen go on the EuroPro Tour – well it was definitely a mixed bag and a tournament of two halves
Out in the afternoon and a great start with a birdie on my very first hole, a double bogey on 13 and out in 37 (+1) over par
Onto the back nine and not a good start at all as I made a succession of bogeys before finally getting another birdie on the 8th (my 17th) and my day was finished at 77 (+5)
This was to be my final competitive round of the year so no holding back – and what a start as I made birdies on the 2nd,7th and the 8th to be -3 for the front nine
Onto the back and more to come as I made further birdies on the 11th and 12th to get to -5 before my only bogey of the day on the 17th to finish the day with a -4 68
Tournament total 77 + 68 (+1) for the tournament
So 2019 season is over but how did I do overall
I started way back in January again this year starting my season on the Thompson Tour.
I played in 4 events, played really good golf which qualified me to play in the Tour Champs held in April.
After rounds of +4 and -1 I managed a very respectable 6th place and a very good start to the year
EuroPro Q school
Then the main event, EuroPro Q school as I have always mentioned before a very nervy week for me as a failure here means you do not get to play on the EuroPro Tour so always a big week
No problem for me here though and two very solid rounds to finish level par got me through to the Q school finals the following week.
Another great week at the finals and with rounds of 72+73+71 for a tournament total of -1 and I had secured a cat 6 card giving me a guaranteed entry to all EuroPro events for 2019
A little downtime before the main season got going and was great to attend my sponsors Rickety Bridge / Kingsland Drinks race day at Newbury and meet back up with Duncan who I hadn’t seen for a little while so great to catch up.
Another highlight to the start of year, after finishing 2018 on the Jamega Tour with a Hole in One – can’t believe I went onto repeat this with another Hole in One on first event of the Jamega Tour. 5 in total now!!
With my EuroPro starting in Hertfordshire and finishing in Scotland, I had traveled many miles around the country, I have managed to finish high enough in the Order of Merit to automatically qualify for the final stages of Q-School in 2020.
I am always grateful for all the help and support from many people throughout the year, without your help my journey would be even harder than it is, so I thank you all so much for all your support it is massively appreciated. Here’s a shout out for you
Duncan Spence – Rickety Bridge
A huge thank you to Duncan not only for his help in sponsorship but the events I am invited to, the introductions that you have made, and the doors that have been opened whilst I am representing you and your companies,
Cath, Mark, Pete, and everyone at Kingsland Drinks, again all your help is massively appreciated, I really enjoy meeting up with you guys at all the various events you are involved with.
Mark Marais and the Team at Chaka Travel for all my clothing, shoes and accessories for the 2019 season
Steve Macey who set up SMM Sports Management with my dad and helps to control my finances / budgets from sponsors to entry fees, travelling costs etc
Tracey Lee and the Manners family Manager and owners of Wrag Barn Golf Club who allow me to use the club and all its facilities and give me the honour of representing the club every time I play on tour – also thank you to all the members and rest of the staff at Wrag Barn who support me
Steve King working endlessly on my website keeping everything up to date, all results and reports for everyone to read
Ian Ridsdale Director of golf at Wrag Barn for all his help with equipment and anything I need from the Pro Shop
Richard Scarrott – my coach now since I have been 14 years old
Finally my Mum, Dad, family and friends for all your continued support – always there for me when I’m back from events, and all the messages I receive whilst I’m travelling away from home it really means a lot.
I hope you all also had a great 2019