Toby Tree provides junior performance masterclass

Golf | Press Article 16/04/24

Toby Tree provides performance masterclass for Goodwood Juniors

Golf At Goodwood ambassador Toby Tree provided advice and inspiration to some of Golf At Goodwood’s most aspiring and competitive juniors during a special performance coaching session on Friday 26 October.

Hosted on the Downs Course driving range and putting green, eight juniors were treated to a two-and-a-half-hour masterclass, which focussed on getting the most out of their training. Tree, a European Challenge Tour professional who, at the time of writing, had made it through to the final stage of ‘Q School’ with the aim of gaining a card for the 2019 European Tour, imparted his wealth of knowledge on warming up and maintaining flexibility, playing different shots and tailoring each training session to achieve different goals.

Stressing the importance of training with others in order to maintain motivation, Tree said; “It’s great that Goodwood hosts events like this, getting the juniors all down practising together. When you are practising, you want friends and a group to work with, because practising on your own can get boring at times and playing with others helps keep you competitive. The set up at Goodwood is really good and the facilities here have personally helped me a lot with my game.”

Talking about how he hoped to inspire the Goodwood juniors, Tree said; “When I was younger there was a few people that I looked up to and being able to see how they did things was really helpful. I think it’s good for them to be able to see players who are bit older, how they play and whether what they do is similar or different – hopefully that can help them improve.”

Among the juniors learning from Tree was Joe Sykes, Goodwood’s youngest ever Scratch Team player. He said; “The session with Toby was a great experience for all the juniors attending and the stories he told us about life on the tour made it really interesting and valuable. I look forward to watching his progress and hope that he can make it onto the European Tour!”

In terms of his own game, Tree reflected on an up and down year, but was keen to look ahead. He said; “I had a good start to the year, with a couple of top fives, a top ten and a top twenty in my first four tournaments, before a decent start to the Challenge Tour, but I was a bit disappointed with the middle and end of the season, especially following an injury playing in Ireland. I have Q School now and that is a great opportunity to gain a playing card for the European Tour in 2019.”

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Voted England’s Most Welcoming Club in 2018, Golf At Goodwood has two courses; the championship Downs course and accessible Park course, which each offer a unique challenge. Membership of Golf At Goodwood is offered on a flexible Credit basis, allowing players to pay only when they play. The club is dedicated to providing a friendly platform for new players to take up the game, without the stuffiness often associated with golf. The Academy has a friendly team of PGA Professionals and has a range of programmes for women, juniors, beginners and experienced golfers alike.

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