2017 golf season is currently underway, my goals are the same for this season, one goal being finishing top 5 of the Euro Pro Order of merit which will enable me to gain my Challenge Tour card for 2018 or gaining it threw European Q school at the end of this year.
My first event of the season was hosted at Close house golf club, I played some solid golf during that week finishing in a respectable 20th position.
Ireland was my second event of the season which was held at Ballykisteen Golf Club, this was a great event to play for me as it involved lots of organizing and travelling.
I started the week playing in the Pro am prior to the main event starting , I scored a solid round of -4 finishing 2nd in the prizes which was a great confidence boost before the main event started.
Unfortunately I couldn't quite transfer my fine form into the tournament for the week, I was really solid tee to green but my pitching was poor and made to many silly errors which resulted in scoring rounds of 72,77 to unfortunately miss the cut.
Frilford Heath was the next event on the Euro Pro schedule, this is a golf course I love and have had lots of success at over the previous years. I worked on my golf game over the weekend with my coach and ironed out the problems heading into this event.
I was very skeptical heading into this event as my health wasn't in the best state, I felt unwell over the weekend prior to the event starting assuming i just had picked up a cold which turned out to be tonsillitis!
I played the main practice round and the pro am but just couldn't focus my mind on the golf course, my health decided to deteriorate as each day passed, not being able to sleep and have constant headaches, this resulted in me having to withdraw from the event which was very frustrating for me.
Overall not the start to 2017 season I was hoping for but I have plenty of event to play, a three week gap between the third and fourth event has helped get me to full fitness and work on my golf game, which now is in fine shape.
My next event starts on the 12th of June at Montrose Golf Club which is a course I know well and love playing.