St Enodoc's resident touring professional, Antony Nash, had a roller coaster of a year in 2013 in terms of his golf and his life! The season started well as he attained his full playing card for the PGA EuroPro Tour with a solid performance at final qualifying. At his first event Antony was 7th after round one but he just fell one shot shy of the cut line which signalled the start of a bad run of luck. The second event was at Burhill and saw Antony fall ill with what turned out to be salmonella food poisoning causing him to miss an event. The third event was the downfall of Antony's seasons hopes as he dislocated his thumb and damaged the muscles in his hand and wrist. This injury would prevent him from practising anything other than short game for the rest of the season. Antony only just finished treatment for this at the start of January and is now working hard at his game ready for the 2014 season.
Despite all the setbacks in the 2013 season, Antony persevered after his injury practising hard at his short game and managed to achieve some remarkable results considering how much he was struggling with his injury. These included 3rd in the assistants championships, 17th in the PGA Powerade championships, making his first Europro cut at Montrose in Scotland, and finishing runner up in the Brittany Ferries Pro-am. One of his main aims for the 2013 season was to gain professional experience and to settle into the life of a touring professional, both of which he believes he did and looks forward to plying the experiences and learning from the mistakes of 2013 this year.
Antony's fondest memory of 2013 was the overwhelming support of the St Enodoc membership, the Cornish golfing community, his friends and family on the fund raising golf day that he hosted at St Enodoc in July 2013. This day and the support of the members were the only way that he managed to fund his season so Antony was most grateful of the clubs support.
Antony commented "I must say Thank You to St Enodoc Golf Club, its members and all those who supported in my endeavours for the 2013 season, without your help and support I wouldn't be able to carry on with this journey. I am looking forward to taking my game forward in the 2014 season and hopefully bringing some silverware back to St Enodoc with your continued support"
This year Antony will have a very heavy playing schedule comprising the PGA EuroPro Tour and the PGA West Region Order of Merit events before culminating in European Tour School at the end of the year. The season kicks off in 3 weeks with Qualifying school for the PGA EuroPro Tour. Detailed Packs of Antony's Plans and ways you can get involved with his golf will be popping up around the club over the coming weeks and hopefully with our support 2014 can be the breakthrough year he is aiming for. If you or your business can offer Antony any form of sponsorship he would be delighted to hear from you, either catch him up the club or reach him by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
As a club we wish Antony all the best for the 2014 season.