Born and raised in a small town in the North West of England, sports have played a pivotal role in my life. I can’t remember a time where I wasn’t involved in some kind of sporting activity, I was one of those kids who played all kinds of sports, it didn’t matter what it was, I just wanted to be active and competing. I find there’s something about the journey to keep continually improving every single day that not only motivates but excites and inspires me to keep working hard.
I started playing golf from the early age of 7 and seemed to have a natural talent for it, quickly bringing down my handicap and starting to win some tournaments. While I was also a swimmer and football player until the age of 12, I decided after that time to give golf my full commitment, where I managed to work my way onto the England National Team for 6 years and also represented GB&I back in 2009. Since that day, I haven’t looked back.
School has always been a love-hate relationship for me, in my younger years, I spent a lot of time travelling to tournaments and competing whether that be individually or representing England which showed in my grades. But it wasn’t until I attended the University of San Francisco on a Golf Scholarship, where I found a new appreciation for the value of a solid education where after 4 years I graduated with a B.A in Advertising in May of 2016. After spending an additional year working as a Brand Strategist in downtown San Francisco and still maintaining my practice and competitiveness on the golf course, I signed off an incredible 5-year experience in America, where my hope is to return someday soon.
As I’ve grown older, I’ve widened my hobbies to give myself some downtime away from the course, taking a great interest in Photography and also acquiring a taste for fine wine. Living for 5 years in San Francisco, a stone’s throw from Napa Valley, it’s hard not to acquire a taste for the beautiful wines that are available in this part of the world so whenever I’m with good company, we like to try and find a new favourite wine.
As a professional golfer, I’m excited to be a climbing the ladder of goals and dreams I have set for myself as a child, and getting to experience the world one shot at a time!