WORTHING Golf Club’s Peter Tarver-Jones hopes to be playing on the European Tour within the next four years.
The 24-year-old, who turned professional in late January, hopes to achieve his dream of playing with some of world’s best golfers.
Having turned pro at the start of the year, Tarver-Jones played his first tournament in Spain shortly afterwards where he finished 18th overall and made his debut in England as a full-timer last week in Surrey at Walton Heath Golf Club where he tied joint fourth.
At the TP Tour event, he shot an impressive 71 to net a prize of £340, but was two shots off winner Richard Gurney’s 69 which earned him a cool £1,600.
Tarver-Jones now has a four-year plan in place to spur himself onto the European scene, which he admits would be a dream come true.
After a solid start to his career, the young pro is remaining grounded in the short-term despite having big ambitions.
On turning pro, he said: “It’s nice, but you still have to go out there and play your golf, the course doesn’t know you’re a professional and you still need to play your game.
“It’s something I’ve always wanted to do. I was at Uni in North Carolina for four years and it was always the goal to do it.
“I did a lot of amatuer events in America and that prepares you quite well in the run for it. There’s still a long way to go, though.”
Tarver-Jones now hopes a good showing in the next four years will lead him onto the European Tour, “That would mean a lot. It’s a big goal to play amongst the best players in the world,” he added.
“Obviously, it won’t be easy and will need a lot of hard work. I know I have got the ability to do, but, obviously, the mental game is quite a lot to do with it as well.”
Full story in last Thursday’s Worthing Herald.