Inside Golf : Inside Golf November 2014
tour talk 26 November 2014 | www.insidegolf.com.au Steven Jeffress email@example.com Back into the grind A fter arriving back and celebrating my Fiji win, I realised that life goes on, and it was time to reset my goals and get back into the grind. I have found it difficult to reset my goals and get my head around what opportunities I may have after my win. I arrived back at my house at 9.30pm Monday evening and was on the tee the next morning at 8am to play the Gold Coast Invitational. The following weeks I had the Queensland Open, South Pacific Open and a run of Pro-Ams in and around Brisbane and therefore I hadn’t really had a chance to breathe. My golf was just average, running mid 40’s in both the QLD Open and South Pacific Open – isn’t it is an amazing game that we play: whether you’re a high handicapper or a Tour Pro, this game can vary from good to bad, from shot to shot. I was working on exactly the same ‘feels’ that I had in Fiji but it just wasn’t feeling the same. It was probably more timing than anything else but no matter how well you have done in the past, you always want to keep playing well. I then moved onto the bmag week of golf which were a run of Pro-Ams throughout Brisbane played at Virginia GC, Victoria Park GC, Indooroopilly GC, Wantima GC and Royal Queensland to finish the week off. There was 500,000 Qantas frequent flyer points up for grabs with the lowest aggregate five rounds at the end to win the prize. I started the week great, shooting 4-under-par to run second at Virginia. And a 5-under-par round at Victoria Park had me in good position but unfortunately that’s where the run ended. The last three days were average and I didn’t end up featuring in the end-of-week presentations or the frequent flyer points. So now it’s into practice for the events at the end of the year. I have a big run starting at the WA Open. Then over the next seven weeks it goes Perth International, WA PGA, 3rd stage of Japan Q School, Australian Masters, Australian Open, Final stage of Japanese Q School and finally the Australian PGA Championship at RACV Royal Pines. I was lucky enough to be invited to sit on the lounge on the Golf Show, on Fox Sports recently. I’m good mates with Brett Ogle and Paul Gow so I jumped at the chance of doing something a little different. Actually as a junior there were two players I really loved watching - one was Jose Maria Olazabal and the other was Brett Ogle. They flew me down and a car was waiting at the airport to take me to the studio which is located near St Leonards in North Sydney. Just walking down in the studios was a great experience. Matt Shirvington was doing a sports update in a studio as I walked past. Just seeing all the cameras, TVs, producers, computers and people needed to air shows was amazing. It just made me think what it would cost to air shows or even broadcast the golf. I was then taken to makeup. Now, I know what most of you are thinking, surely I didn’t need any makeup! But they decided to just usealittleandthenIwasofftothesetto have a talk with the boys. Both Brett and Paul are real professionals and did a great job of making me feel comfortable and relaxed. Anyway, after a 12-minute session we were done. Only one take! It was great fun as the boys are professional but they also have a great time, talking golf and also throwing some light-hearted banter at each other. I then sat back with Ricki Ogle, Brett’s wife, and watched them film the rest of the show which was really interesting. I have had some great feedback from the show from amateurs that were interested about my story, and also some feedback from my friends and peers, but I can’t say they were all positive! ( What does a ‘head for radio’ mean?). Anyway I am really looking forward to the end of year with the position that I am in. I would love to say that I will win again but the truth is, who knows? If I just keep working hard and worry about the task at hand, you never know as I would love to have another trophy in my hands. • • Listed in the Rolex top 1000 courses in the world 2011 • Consistently ranked in the top 20 courses in Australia (Australian Golf Digest) • No 4 Public Access course in Australia (Golf Australia Magazine 2013) • Range of membership packages available • Driving range open to public • Fully Licensed Club House Email firstname.lastname@example.org • www.kennedybay.com.au • Tel 08 9524 5991 The Links KENNEDY BAY ARANGEOF M EMBERSHIPSNOWA VA ILABLE JOIN TODAY ADIFFERENTCHALLENGEEVERYDAY DON’T DELAY - WHY NOT JOIN TODAY? 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