A selection of age group Lancashire junior golfers were treated to a once in a life experience when home grown golfing superstar Tommy Fleetwood returned to his roots and back in the team room where he discussed what it takes to become one of the world’s best golfers.
2008 Lancashire Champion Tommy, winner of the 2017 Race to Dubai European Order of Merit, Ryder Cup hero and current world number 9, came through the age group ranks of Lancashire in his early golfing career and was keen to take the chance to share his experience with the latest generation of County Juniors.
Tommy answered a wide range of questions and also gave unique insights into topics including his swing technique, practise secrets, organisational skills and routine for his weekly tournament preparations.
‘To be able to talk about my career so far with the kids has been a great experience. I hope they have learned so much and benefited from me speaking to them about the game’.
‘It’s been great to see some old faces who are part of the County and they’ve all helped me so much in becoming who I am today’.
The clinic was held at Formby Hall Golf Resort in Southport, where Fleetwood is a past member and occasionally plays with his dad Pete when on a break from both the PGA and European tours.
Leading Lancashire Coaches Gareth Benson and Ian Lee hosted the event alongside Fleetwood, and they too thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Benson remarked, ‘Tommy is a role model for all junior golfers and we hope they’ll take a great deal away from this experience and benefit from Tommy’s advice’.
Lee said, “For Tommy to take time out of his busy schedule to come and speak with the team has been fantastic. We are so lucky to have him associated with the County.”
Tommy rounded off the presentation by highlighting, “The key points of having a desire and will to succeed both as a team and individually is paramount.
“We all need world class planning, preparation and organisation. I hope the lads have taken this on board and it’s been a pleasure to speak to them today. After all, Lancashire is my county and I always want them to win!”
Lancashire Union of Golf Clubs www.lancashiregolf.org
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