Abbeydale Golf Club
08 June 1989
23 year old Professional golfer from and living in Sheffield. Applying my trade on the PGA Europro tour which is based around the UK and Ireland. I turned professional in late October 2010 and played my first year on the Europro tour in 2011 finishing in 24th place on the order of merit. I also had my first go at European tour school in 2011 at Hardelot golf club in France. I qualified for the second stage and had my lowest round of 63 -8 as a professional. Unfortunately I struggled at second stage but learnt a lot from the experience. 2012 has been a mixed year so far with me missing cuts but also having more top tens already than last year and I find myself 18th on the order of merit. Hopefully I will continue to make the top tens and achieve my yearly goal of a challenge tour card which will help towards the main goal of being a regular on the European tour. Really looking forward to the rest of my season wearing the Parallel golf clothing and hopefully it makes me play as good as I look!
Hi everyone Welcome to my blog!! I have been a busy bee the last month playing 3 Europro events of which 2 were in Ireland. I have had mixed results with a tied 30th at Fota Island, tied 6th at Concra Wood followed by a 43rd position at Frilford Heath. I went into Fota Island playing really nice but unfortunatley I holed nothing and made my first birdie of the tournament on my 36th hole to make the cut on the mark!! I then was out at 7:30am in great conditions and managed to start great and was 4 under par through 7 holes but i fell back and managed to just sneak under par. Congratulations had to go to Elliott Saltman who shot a course record 61 (-10) to silence the critics and take the victory!! Concra Wood was a course that I had never played before and i was pleasantly surprised to see an amazing golf course surrounded by a huge loch making the views unreal!! As this was a very hilly golf course I had one of the junior members carrying my bag which I thought was a real advantage!! The course was not only very undulating but was soaking wet with drives plugging in the fairways and with a 7300 yardage it was a tough week. I managed to get within a couple of the lead after the front nine of my final round but made a silly double on the tenth but managed to steady the ship and finish just four back of which I was pleased with. Frilford Heath was in fantastic condition and very dry for the weather we have been having. Unfortunatley I got hit with illness and somehow manged to make the cut shooting four under in my second round. Even though I was in a great position going into the final round I felt awful and played just as bad carding a birdieless six over which dropped me way down. I have just had a week to recharge the batteries and enjoyed watching Ernie win the Open. This week I will be at Rowallan Castle in Scotland for the Eagle Orchid Classic on the Europro and this will be my first tournament wearing the Parallel clothing so hopefully i will get some tv coverage on the final day! If you want to folow my progress you can on www.europrotour.com Happy golfing!! James
Date Added: 10/06/2013
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