Toby Tree has provided advice and inspiration to some of Golf At Goodwood’s most aspiring and competitive juniors
The club ambassador delivered a special performance coaching session last month.
Hosted on the Downs Course driving range and putting green, eight juniors were treated to a two-and-a-half-hour masterclass, which focused on getting the most out of their training.
Tree, a European Challenge Tour professional who missed the cut at the final stage of Q School this week, imparted his wealth of knowledge on warming up and maintaining flexibility, playing different shots and tailoring each training session to achieve different goals.
He said: ‘It’s great 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.
‘When I was younger there were a few people 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.’