At Wentworth

The week when the European Tour return to its home base is always a special occasion. There can’t be many places as pretty as Wentworth this time of the year and it is almost like the whole golfing industry in the UK have been waiting all winter for this chance to come out. Everybody is here, both inside and outside the ropes, and the field is probably the best in a European Tour event so far this year. I am trying my best to fit in numerous meetings with the opportunity to catch up with players. Three players that more or less just left the EGU Elite Squad have already made it to this level and are in the field – Robert Dinwiddie, Oliver Fisher and Ross McGowan. That is obviously nice to see and it is great to watch them make this kind of impact in the professional game reasonably quick. One of the things that I want to make sure that we become better at is to keep the links with these players as well as to build the links with the rest of the top English players. Having a relationship with the players is the best way for us to understand the demands and challenges of golf at this level. If we can get them to give of their time to the EGU, Counties and/or clubs the knowledge and inspiration the younger players can get out of it is invaluable. My experience is that the players are very good with this and most supportive. We have already had Ross Fisher, David Howell, Robert Dinwiddie and Paul Waring visit some of our training sessions. With the right relationships a lot more of them will make themselves available!

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