Turned pro: 2013 (Hcp 0)
Home club: Whitburn Golf Club
2010 Newcastle and District League Player of the Year
2011 Morpeth Golf Club club champion
2013 Received first County Cap for Northumberland
“I have also helped develop the junior section at Durham City by attracting several junior golfers into the game via taster sessions at primary schools. At Whitburn, I have managed to attract more than 20 juniors to the club and hope I to keep them in the game for a long time.”
What are you doing this season?
“It has been a transitional season having taken over the head professional’s role at Whitburn and completed my third year of PGA exams.
“Looking ahead into the off-season and 2018 I will be working hard on my game and looking forward to getting back to the high playing standards I displayed when I turned professional and competed in the NE/NW PGA events and some EuroPro events. I have also enjoyed my first four months at Whitburn helping several of the members improve their own game with many of them having handicap reductions over the summer.”
How did you get into the game?
“I got into the game at a very young age thanks to my parents and my older brother Martyn, who is also a professional at Morpeth Golf Club. My parents live across the road from Morpeth so I spent many evenings as a youngster walking around with my dad and hitting a few shots on the course until I was old enough to join as a junior member.”
What does the future hold?
“I expect to be at Whitburn for many years and to establish and grow my own business and teaching reputation in the region. I will be aiming to have a purpose-built teaching facility at the club in order to offer teaching in inclement weather and offer full custom-fitting options to customers. I also aim to grow the game by kick-starting the junior section at Whitburn as we currently have no junior competitions or junior league team.”
I have regularly attended Salsa classes (thanks to my fiancée) and yoga sessions, and I can recommend it for those wanting to improve their golf game!