Toby Tree helps inspire Golf At Goodwood prospects

Toby Tree has provided advice and inspiration to some of Golf At Goodwood's most aspiring and competitive juniorsÂ

Wednesday, 14th November 2018, 2:43 pm
Updated Wednesday, 14th November 2018, 3:46 pm
Golf At Goodwood ambassador Toby Tree. Picture: Sam Hanson

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.

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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.'