What are my favourite courses?
During my time playing as a Professional, I have played at some great courses, from Wentworth to Hillside. My favourite 5 are as follows…
1. Ganton GC- this for me is both the best and hardest course I have ever played. I think that it would be great to see an Open played here. The fairways are tight - very tight, plus there are loads of bunkers. I had my best score at this course, which instantly makes it my favourite!
2. Moortown GC. – the reason that this is number 2 on my list is due to the fact that I always do well around here. The greens are very good which plays a massive factor in this. I also love all of the great history that surrounds the course.
3. Crosland Heath GC- I think that this course has the best practice ground in Yorkshire. A full sized pitching area, complete with two bunkers and a Par 3 course, plus a 250 yard driving range. This course gets overlooked by a few people due to the Fixby and Woodsome Golf Courses being so near.
4. The Carrick GC – I’ve only ever played this course once, but I can remember the round like it was yesterday. The Carrick is a great club - the club house and the course is first class.
5. Crow Nest GC – I had to put the best 9 hole course I've ever played into my top 5. Again, the greens are up there with the best around. This is a very tough course, and I like the fact you play from different tees the second time round, as it makes it almost a different course.
Which courses have I won on last year?
Last season was a good year for me. Normally, when the greens are fast I can put a score together. Here are where my wins came from last season.
1. Leeds GC - The PGA Classic.
2. Crew GC - North region.
These are my best wins from last year, and at both courses it is noticeable that the greens are really fast and true.
What types of courses suit my game?
The type of courses that suit my game are long, tight driving courses, as driving and long irons are the strongest part of my game. Courses that are likely to get windier are also right up my street, so Links type courses are perfect for me. The courses that are shorter, or, in contrast, the courses that are really long and wide open are the courses that I tend to struggle with.