Golf At Goodwood Ambassador, Toby Tree, 25, achieved a major breakthrough in his career in Spain last week when he teed up in the competitive Q School tournament.
With only 25 spots available on the prestigious European Tour, the Sussex based player got off to a great start finishing 9-under after the first two rounds. As the competition progressed Tree continued to excel, going into the final day with a healthy cushion of 14-under.
Tree commented; “On the course I felt comfortable and confident, but off the course the stuff that goes through your head is ridiculous, I found it hardest in the evenings to fill my time.”
“Last season was a little disappointing, I had a great start to the year but things fell apart towards the end, especially when I picked up an injury playing in Ireland.
“To get a place on the 2020 European Tour means an enormous amount, it is something I always dreamt of when I was younger, so to finally stand here with a card is unbelievable.
“I am planning to celebrate this moment for sure, you work so hard across the year and the injuries don’t make it easy but you’ve got to get up and carry on, celebrating the good times when they happen.”
A regular on both championship courses at Golf At Goodwood, Tree was first selected to play for England at the tender age of 14 and went on to represent his country at both junior and senior amateur level. On the international stage, Tree was a member of the successful Great Britain and Northern Ireland team that won the Jaques Leglise Trophy against Europe in Spain and he also represented England in the prestigious European Team Championships.
His rapid rise up the amateur rankings accelerated in 2014 when he won the Welsh Amateur Championship and broke into the world’s top 15 amateurs. Almost inevitably at the end of 2014, Tree turned professional.
Tree, who supports the 100 plus junior members with performance masterclasses at Golf At Goodwood, continued; “The set up at Goodwood has been fantastic for my training and personally helped me a lot with my game. When practising it’s great to play with friends and in groups and Goodwood host some great events, with a particular highlight being the Goodwood Pro-Am.”
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About Golf At Goodwood:
Voted England’s Most Welcoming Club in 2018, Golf At Goodwood has two courses; the championship Top 100 Downs course and Park course, which each offer a unique challenge. Membership of Golf At Goodwood is offered on a flexible Credit basis, allowing players to pay only when they play. The club is dedicated to providing a friendly platform for new players to take up the game, without the stuffiness often associated with golf. The Academy has a friendly team of PGA Professionals and has a range of programmes for women, juniors, beginners and experienced golfers alike.