John Henry, Europro Tour professional playing out of Clydebank & District, answers five questions for followgolf.scot.
1. How would you sum up your season so far?
My season this year is my best ever in my professional career! I’ve had three top tens that included two good chances to win going into the final rounds only being a couple of shots behind the leader. I go into the Tour Championships of the Europro in 28th place and a win at that event could push me way up the leaderboard to possible sneak in the top 5 and gain a challenge tour card would be awesome.
2. How have you found playing on the Europro Tour?
Europro this year has been great, I’ve had two events where I could stay at home. In between the other events I have had the chance to come home where I have worked to raise some pocket money, been able to do some work on my game and more importantly rest!
3. Who is your coach and what are you working on?
My coach is Gregor Monks who is based at Brucefields family golf centre which is only a 40 minute drive from my house! We are working on hitting it better, straighter and further and we are doing this by turn-pause-left knee-turn.
4. Any goals for the rest of the year?
Keep getting better, shooting under par more often & to putt better.
5. Who has helped or influenced you this year?
I got lots of encouragement from my girlfriend, family, friends, sponsors & coaches – Gregor, Kenny McKenzie, Ed McCosh which is fantastic and helps massively! Playing with Monty during The Open Qualifying at Gailes influenced me a lot. He may or may not hit it the same way he did a few years ago but was great to see him plotting his way around the course and when he got into trouble, which only happened once during the 36 holes, he limited the damage to a bogey. I spoke to his caddy Alistair McLean a lot during the two rounds, who has caddied for Monty for his 8 order of merit titles, and one thing that stuck out most was how simply they work, sticking to the same things over the past 20 years.