My Downtime, Tour Diary

I’ve been a-bit AWOL over the last few months on both my blog and social media,and even in person, but I’d actually drafted a blog way back in November to share with you allI’m now rather thankful I didn’t post it as it really was a bit raw and I think I would have regretted it!

I’m not going to lie, I felt a bit lost, I didn’t know what I wanted but all I did know is I needed a break to find out!!

It had been a tough year on the course, there is no hiding that, and I’ve never been one to hide my emotions either, but this time I just curled under a rock and sat it out!

I needed some free time from golf, be with my family, and on the rare occasion when I did play golf it was just for fun!

All sorts of rumours were flying around about what I was up to…but I guess I should be used to that by now!

One thing that did happen was myself and Adam Walker set up a mini Tour in the north of England, launched it on BBC Look North and put together a 22 event schedule throughout Yorkshire and the North of England to start on 24 February at Huddersfield Golf Club!

It’s sure going to be fun watching that unfold, male and female golfers competing for the same prize money throughout the whole year!

Please do check out if you would like to find out more or get involved in any way!

So here’s my quick reflection on 2019: I didn’t play well and I really didn’t enjoy being on the road!!

So, taking a back seat for two months sure made me ask myself some serious questions, and also made me answer plenty of questions from the closest to me!

At times I didn’t have the answers!

Did I want it? What are you going to do?

The biggest response I got was “youre too good not to play”.

And I agree, but that didn’t matter if I didn’t want it, but I do!

I’m a golfer, I’m a very good professional golfer, I’ve played the highest level in Europe for three consecutive seasons, played a major Championship, had chances to win European Tour events and competed with and beaten some of the best in the world!

But what gets you wanting to stand back out there in the cold through the winter, make those changes and be patient until the start of the season?

Simple answer…there is unfinished business!!! I have my goals, I have my ambitions,so let’s get stuck in and see where we are at the end of the year!!!!

Last modified: January 14, 2024