Since securing my Challenge Tour card by playing in all six rounds in last season’s European Tour Qualifying School, I have for the most part just been working on my game. I have been trying to do as much technical work as possible given the weather at this time of year as I believe that is required to continue my progress into professional golf.
Outwith golf, I have spent quite a bit of time trying to put “real life” stuff into place, such as a pension!
I’m in a great position heading into the 2020 campaign that I can set my own schedule and not be worried about getting into events, so that gives me a great opportunity to be successful in my first year as a professional.
The 2020 Challenge Tour starts with a new three-event South Africa Swing and I am certainly looking forward to that. On my last visit to South Africa just under a year ago, I won the African Amateur Championship at Leopard Creek, a success that helped me finish my amateur career with a Walker Cup appearance. I think that good weather conditions help to bring out the best of my game, so hopefully that’s the case again this time! As the weather has been quite poor in Scotland over the last couple of months, I will be looking forward to three weeks of warm weather regardless of my performance. My goals this year are more or less the same as they always have been in terms of daily improvement. And continuing to improve all aspects of my game, so that I can play my best when it comes down to a tournament, I hope that can all aid to reaching and being successful on the European Tour.
The success of many Scottish players on tour has been inspiring and I think that it gives a sense of belief for myself and other Scottish players that we can achieve the same kind of results.
The best advice I have received since turning professional is to keep doing the same things that helped me achieve success in amateur golf. The way I prepare and work on my game should be no different to how it has been in the past and so I mean to continue with the same process that has got me this far.