GOLF ROUND UP + NEW SPONSORS
Getting back out and competing has been amazing, but how’s it gone since we last spoke?
Well, I’ve put some really good work in on my swing with my coach Mark Pinkett and the new feelings over time have started to produce some changes to my shot pattern. But it makes me realise even more how hard it is to make changes from the habits you’ve created and gives me so much more appreciation of what I’m trying to get my students to do in lessons!!!
It’s even harder to take it to the golf course where there is a consequence, you are hitting at targets and you want it soooo much!!
I truly believe there isn’t a substitute for playing golf and getting out there on the course as much as possible!! As my Grandad used to say, “you can’t play golf without playing golf!”
I played the Carus Green pro/am on Friday 8th July and after a poor start around a low scoring track, I shot +3 for the day. Sounds pretty bad for what you may expect but in there I hit some solid iron shots which were very pleasing, there was some progress!
I’ve now learnt from my time out over the last few years to take bad rounds with a pinch of salt, evaluate the round, plan my next practice session and move on to the next event. I’m certainly not as consistent as I used to be at the moment which is certainly a focus of mine, but my good is still as good!
So moving on, the following Monday I headed to Bramhall GC for Andrew Murray’s Annual pro/am. I had a good warm up and got some good swing feelings in the net!
My swing rehearsal feels so exaggerated and looks a little alien, but it’s falling into place.
Throughout the pro/am I got the reward, it’s my best iron/approach shot display for years. I hit a great approach into the first hole and it set the tone for the day. Then with a nice strong finish of birdie, eagle, par, birdie I posted -5 (41 points) and won the event by two shots – whoop whoop!!
So some great prep ready for my return to the Europro Tour where my last appearance was in the 2011 Final where I was crowned OOM Champion.
This time I travelled 2 hours south to Belton Woods, a Q Hotels resort, and it was playing so so bouncy! Round 1 started at 8.45am with a couple of guys I’ve known for years, Will Harrold and Chris Gane.
I didn’t drive it well on day 1 and felt pretty uncomfortable over most tee shots, it got me in some trouble on a few occasions and I made too many big numbers! I battled as much as I could to get the most out of my round and ended the day shooting 75 (+4). I had a lot of work to do in the 2nd round to make the level par cut.
Round 2 I played a lot better, drove it with more commitment and bar one unlucky break I shot level par for the day! Some progress and it certainly made me want it more!!
I truly believe I need some game time – roll on the next event!!
BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS + HUGE THANKS!!!!
A massive thanks must go to Mackinnon Bruce International and Health Connections PTS for their support over the next 12 months!
To have such amazing support on and off the golf course from both these companies is a huge boost for me and will give me an unbelievable opportunity to get back to chasing my goals!
I am delighted to share I am now partnered with Mackinnon Bruce International, and I can’t thank them enough for supporting my ambition to get back into competing with the best players in the world.
Mackinnon Bruce International are a Search and Selection firm, providing first class Recruitment and HR solutions to a global portfolio of clients and candidates across 4 business units: Chemicals & Consumer, Heavy Industry & Construction, Industrial & Life Sciences and Energy, Technology & Investment.
Like myself, MBI are Yorkshire based, opening their first office in Leeds in 2012, along with a Manchester office and have just opened their office in Amsterdam. There are many keen golfers in the company, and I can’t wait to meet them on the golf course at their golf day in September and proudly represent the company over the next 12 months.
Do keep an eye out on my social media, blog and website for their logo, which is also featured on my Nilsson clothing and tour bag. Over the next few months I will be competing across the UK and Europe, all thanks to the amazing support at MBI!
To find out more about what they do,
head over to their LinkedIn page here
and company website https://mackinnon-
I can’t thank Health Connections PTS and Managing Director Femi Sanusi enough for coming onboard Team Hanson and supporting me through the back end of the season!
I’ve mapped out a run of events and I’m excited to test myself again in what is an extremely competitive environment.
I’ve played some solid stuff at times this year with no real structure, but I’ve now a great plan in place with my coach Mark Pinkett and with the team at Health Connections PTS also supporting me, who clearly share the same desire to be the best you possibly can be, I’m really excited about the rest of the season.
So look out for their logo on my Tour bag, Nilsson apparel, my website and throughout my social media platforms.
You may not have heard of the fantastic work and service Health Connections PTS do but they provide the highest quality, safest and most patient-focussed secure transport service in the UK.
“Our vision is to be the UK’s number one provider of therapeutic and responsive patient transport services, constantly evolving through our organisational experiences”
To find out more click here –
Again, a huge thank you to Femi and his team – let’s achieve those goals!