The golf season has arrived! The US Open has been and gone and all the courses around the country are beginning to hit full bloom, its hard not to get excited about getting out there and bashing the ball. Time seems to be hurtling by, this year particularly. I’ve been working extremely hard on my game and fitness over the past weeks and months.
Playing opportunities have been somewhat sparse in the early part of the year, however I’m moving into a very busy period now, which will see me travelling for the guts of the next 15 weeks. Wohooooo! I have been splitting my practice time between my two home clubs, Corrstown GC and Royal Dublin GC. It’s great to have Links and Parkland facilities on my doorstep as I can target practice on whatever terrain I’m going to be playing on in my next event. I am very lucky! As I write this I’m just back from playing in the “Eagle Orchid Scottish Masters” at Montrose Golf Links so no prizes for guessing where most of my recent practice was held prior to that! I hit the ball beautifully all week to finish on 7 under for the tournament. Not quite enough to lift the trophy but with the great run of events coming up now I feel like I’m in a really good place.
Life on the Europro Tour is very enjoyable because the tournaments are held from a Wednesday to Friday each week, which means I fly out on a Monday morning and get home to Dublin on a Friday night for the weekend. Its great to spend time with my family, get all the weeks news off Mam and Dad and possibly attend a Leinster Rugby game if my brother Mick is playing for the Blue Army!! Having spent years on the Challenge and Asian Tour, life can be a little lonelier as the weeks are longer, not as many Irish guys involved and too far from home to get back and re-unite with family on a regular basis. Of course the ambition is to be playing on the European Tour and that will obviously involve distant travel however, the players are very well looked after and the prize money involved makes life a little easier.
Time to get back onto the range now but I hope you all have a great summer on and off the course and hopefully I can reward all of your support with some silverware in the coming weeks. Thanks again to all of you whether you are a sponsor or supporter, it means so much to me.