I started playing golf at 11 years of age, when I joined Porters Park Golf Club as a junior member. Football was my number one sport at the time, but I discovered that I had a natural talent for golf and got a tremendous pleasure in striking a golf ball. When I was 12, I discovered a real passion for the game and won numerous junior club competitions throughout the year, and it was at that age I wanted to be a professional golfer in the future.
My Handicap was 28 when I first joined Porters Park aged 11 in 1997. Within two years I managed to get down to a 6 handicap. I won numerous junior opens within the southeast region and including the Hertfordshire Boys Intermediate Championship in 1999. This victory propelled me to represent the Hertfordshire County Boys under 16’s. I did not just represent my home county as a player; I was also their captain. From that day I have managed to represent Hertfordshire at all levels from the under 16’s all the way to the senior team.
In 2006, I was recruited by the golf coach of Nova Southeastern University, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. At this time I was a plus 2 handicap. He offered me a scholarship to study in Florida, while representing the University at golf. I accepted the offer and when I finished my first year in the summer of 2007, I came back to the UK full of confidence. I won three events, including 5 top five finishes, one of which was the English Amateur Championship held at the prestigious Royal St. Georges Golf Club in Kent.
In 2008 I managed to help my university win two college tournaments and most importantly help them to qualify for its first National Championship Tournament in Houston, Texas. The team came 5th out of twenty teams throughout the nation, and I finished in the top 20 after 72 holes.
I graduated in May 2010 gaining full honours in Sports Management and Psychology. Once I achieved my degree it was my decision to turn professional.
Professional Playing Career
After graduating I made the decision to turn professional and compete in various professional tours across the UK.
The 2010 season was a precursor for 2011, as I was able only to compete in a limited number of tournaments, due to financial restrictions to enter numerous events around the country
In 2011 I competed in 15 Jamega Tour events, with 6 top- 20's, 3 top-10's, and 2 top-5's. I went to Q-school and managed to get to second stage on the European Tour
In 2012 I competed in 18 Jamega Tour events, finishing in the top-20 on five occasions and the top-10 three times. I also competed on the Thompson Tour and had two third place finishes.
In 2013 I will be structuring my schedule to best prepare myself for European Tour Qualifying School at the end of the year. This will mean playing in Jamega events as well as PGA Europro competitions. I understand the degree of difficulty involved in Q School but I'm confident that with the organisation and structure of my schedule this year I will be fully prepared for it come September.
I believe that honesty, loyalty, desire and dedication are all strong characteristics of my personality. Combined with my professionalism, my will to succeed and the seriousness in which I approach the game, I strongly believe that success is on the cards as I step into my 4th year as a professional.
2010 - present
2010 - present
Education and Qualifications
University of Birmingham
2014 - 2017
Foundation Degree In Professional Golf Studies via the PGA
AQA Level 1and 2 Golf Coach
Nova Southeastern University, Ft.Lauderdale, Florida, USA
2006 - 2010
Bachelor of Science in Sports and Recreation Management with a minor in Psychology
A Levels - Physical Education, Biology, Information Technology
10 GCSE's - Including Maths, Science and English
Nicholas Breakspear School
Certified Level 1and 2 Strength and Conditioning Coach (Herts Sports Performance centre)
PGA Teaching Professional and Coach
Pinner Hill Golf Club
Assistant Teaching Professional
Head PGA Teaching Professional
Bushey Country Club and Chorleywood Golf Club
PGA Coach and Teaching Professional