The second stage of The European Tour ‘Q’ School takes place at four different locations in Spain starting Friday 26 November.
Almost 300 aspiring tour pros and a few high-quality amateur golfers will be looking to win their places at the Final ‘Q’ in Girona, Spain the following week.
Weekend-Golfers has been supporting Will Roebuck for the past 3 months as he attempts to gain access to The European Tour at the second attempt. Will only turned professional in August and has already qualified to play on The Alps Tour in 2011. But his prime target is The European Tour where the elite professional of Europe ply their trade.
Will has prepared himself very well for this week, with the help of his swing coach Alistair Halliday and by following the common-sense advice from Weekend-Golfers’ mind guru Roger Manners. Will was a nervous new pro when Roger met him a few months ago but he has worked very hard on his game and utilises his increased confidence and belief in his own ability to help him achieve his aims.
Will went to Spain for a few days earlier this month to practise at the Hacienda del Alamo course where the event takes place. He declared himself happy with it’s wide fairways and flat greens and was encouraged by his form. Following his Alps Tour success Will returned to Spain Sunday 21 November to complete his prep.
This week’s competition is over 4 rounds so there is plenty of time to build a good score. Will has the mindset that whilst a good first round helps, it is not the end of the world if he has an off day. That was evident at The Alps ‘Q’ where he shot 3 over par in the first round followed by two rounds of 3 under par to seal his place. He found it hard to get ‘up’ for the first round in Italy but The European Tour is where he wants to be and should have no difficulty in getting his head in the right place this week.
We will update you on his final prep during this week. Interested readers can follow Will’s progress on the PGA European Tour website by going to ‘Qualifying School’ and then ‘Tournaments’ where the entries at each venue are currently displayed. Tee times will be posted in due course and live scores will be posted through the days of the event.
So let’s all wish Will the very best of luck this week. Weekend-Golfers is very pleased to be able to support young golfers in their quest for success in their chosen career.
Happy Golfing – Roger