James Reeson

Professional Golfer

2017 season summary.

 I didn't really know what to expect at the start of the year to be honest and at the first Alps Tour event in Egypt I certainly felt slightly out of my depth. However as the year progressed I noticed gradual and steady improvements with my game and ability to compete. I had a good result at the first Jamega Tour event of the season picking up my first major professional win at Essendon. I kept the good form going and made five cuts in a row on the Alps Tour but never managed a low last round that I needed to finish higher up the leaderboard. As frustrating as this was I could see signs that my mental and physical game was getting stronger and eventually in Italy it finally clicked. I shot one under (71) in the opening round which was nothing different to what I had been doing all year but followed it up with a six under (66) which was my lowest score of the season. I was determined not to undo all this good work with another average last round and thankfully I backed it up with a four under (68) to finish -11 for the tournament. I’ve been really pleased with the progression of my game over the season and feel the experience that I've gained though the Alps Tour has been invaluable. Next year I will probably try something different and will certainly play a majority of the season in the UK. At the moment I'm more than likely going to play a full season on the Jamega Tour and maybe look to play a few EuroPro events along side it. Everything during the season is based around European Tour qualifying at the end of the year so as long as I'm playing 16-20 competitive tournaments in the season leading up to that I don't feel it will make a massive difference what I play in. Now that winter is here I will just be playing local Pro-Ams and a few smaller individual pro events to stay competitive. I would like to thank you all for your support throughout the year, your generosity means everything and without you I wouldn't have been able to play the Alps Tour and grow as much as I feel I have as a player. The experience I've had this year and the knowledge I've gained is down to you and for that I am incredibly grateful. I hope you have a good winter season and I will hopefully see you down the club very soon!

I didn't really know what to expect at the start of the year to be honest and at the first Alps Tour event in Egypt I certainly felt slightly out of my depth. However as the year progressed I noticed gradual and steady improvements with my game and ability to compete. I had a good result at the first Jamega Tour event of the season picking up my first major professional win at Essendon. I kept the good form going and made five cuts in a row on the Alps Tour but never managed a low last round that I needed to finish higher up the leaderboard. As frustrating as this was I could see signs that my mental and physical game was getting stronger and eventually in Italy it finally clicked. I shot one under (71) in the opening round which was nothing different to what I had been doing all year but followed it up with a six under (66) which was my lowest score of the season. I was determined not to undo all this good work with another average last round and thankfully I backed it
up with a four under (68) to finish -11 for the tournament. I’ve been really pleased with the progression of my game over the season and feel the experience that I've gained though the Alps Tour has been invaluable.
Next year I will probably try something different and will certainly play a majority of the season in the UK. At the moment I'm more than likely going to play a full season on the Jamega Tour and maybe look to play a few EuroPro events along side it. Everything during the season is based around European Tour qualifying at the end of the year so as long as I'm playing 16-20 competitive tournaments in the season leading up to that I don't feel it will make a massive difference what I play in. Now that winter is here I will just be playing local Pro-Ams and a few smaller individual pro events to stay competitive.
I would like to thank you all for your support throughout the year, your generosity means everything and without you I wouldn't have been able to play the Alps Tour and grow as much as I feel I have as a player. The experience I've had this year and the knowledge I've gained is down to you and for that I am incredibly grateful.
I hope you have a good winter season and I will hopefully see you down the club very soon!