Former Ludlow Golf Club champion Oliver Farr is playing three events of NGA Tour in Florida, USA (From Ludlow Advertiser)
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Former Ludlow Golf Club champion Oliver Farr, from Tenbury Wells, is playing three events of NGA Tour in Florida, USA
GOLFER Oliver Farr will be flying out to the USA for three tournaments this month.
The former Ludlow Golf Club champion will be competing in the winter minor series of the NGA Tour.
Farr, from Newnham Bridge, has just finished fourth in a pro-am in Turkey where he carded eight-under-par after three rounds.
“It was five days of golf and it was nice to make the most of Turkey and play in good weather conditions,” he said.
“I only wanted to do it as a bit of practice but it was a good event and a lot of fun.”
Farr spent Christmas at home and will be leaving for Florida on January 11.
He is excited about the golfing challenges ahead in 2013.
“I have three tournaments lined up in Orlando, Florida, before the end of January for practice and to keep competitive,” he said.
“Florida is probably the only place in the USA where you can play golf in January.”
Farr added: “I can stay with friends, so it helps to keep down the costs. “In January in the UK, it’s hard to get in much golf because of the weather conditions.
“I will be playing the tournaments in January before assessing everything in February,” said Farr, a Worcester Golf and Country Club member.
“There might be a chance for some golf in Spain and then, in April, the EuroPro Tour kicks off again.”
Farr was pleased with his maiden season on the PGA EuroPro.
He then finished 25th in his first campaign on the PGA EuroPro Tour order of merit.
“I did OK last year and finishing 25th was decent for my first effort,” he said.
“I will be trying to turn my bad weeks into better weeks and, of course, make the most of my good days.”
He rounded off his first PGA EuroPro campaign with a joint-40th finish in November’s 888poker.com event at Woburn.
Farr carded 76-73-73 at the impressive Woburn Marquees course in Milton Keynes.