It’s finally time for the season to get going… and let me tell you, I am excited! I feel it’s been a long winter, despite having a few weeks back in the states for warm practice to help break it up, I still forgot how short the days get back home during the winter and how much of a grind it is more than anything to remain focused and motivated. I know what you’re thinking… “Holy sh*t Seb, that’s some serious first world problems, get a grip.” Yes, I’ll humour you on that, many have it a lot worse, but still, it’s been a shock to the system coming back for my first English winter in 3 years. Nonetheless, I feel like I’ve made some good strides in my game over the winter months, so I’m optimistic to see those reflected in my tournament play. Also having a full year of professional golf ahead, I’m excited to see where it takes me.
My season starts out next week in South Africa at the first stage of Sunshine Tour Qualifying School where I look to hopefully follow that up with final stage about 8 days later obtaining my card for the year. Due to the weather it’s been a mad rush this morning as I was scheduled to fly out tomorrow instead, but since Britain is greeted with yet another winter storm which they are calling ‘The Beast from the East’ and seems to be shutting down most roads and airports, I felt it best to make some last minute travel changes so that I can get out there on time. Thankfully there were no major delays despite the heavy snow forecast, so I can now switch my focus back to work. I’m excited about this trip not only for the golf but I get a chance to see my sister and her family between events, living in Zambia I don’t get to see her very often, so regardless of results it’s a win-win trip. Following Sunshine Qualifying school I’m set to fly back and compete in the Euro-Pro Qualifying school at the end of March and beginning of April, I’m really just trying to put together as much of a schedule for the year as I can, giving myself as many options as possible.
As always, I’ll do my best to keep you updated, good or bad but hopefully with some positive results, but hey, it’s golf after all and we all know that no matter how much effort we put in doesn’t always guarantee the results. I’ll have links to my results over at the Schedule and Results page, you can find that by clicking here.
I want to thank everyone for the support and good wishes it means a great deal to me and I look forward to hopefully sharing some good news! If you want to get an inside glimpse of my couple weeks in SA, go follow my Instagram @Sebcn
Until next time