Cameron Davis, Australian Open Champion – sounds pretty awesome to us at Precision Athletica!
As Christmas approaches each year, the PGA Tour of Australasia really heats up, with a run of the tours biggest tournaments: NSW Open, Australian Open and the Australian PGA Championship.
For professional golfers, this is the run of events that can make or break a season, even launch a career if the putts drop at the right time.
With that in mind, what a month it’s been for Precision Athletica’s group of Tour Professionals, not to forget emerging amateur talents Blake Windred who finished 4th in the NSW Open and Daniel Gale who ran second in Dubai’s, Nick Faldo Series Final.
Travis Smyth left Australia’s Amateur ranks as the countries number one player, turning pro the week leading into the NSW Open.
Already a winner on tour this year (NT PGA Championship as an Amateur), Trav hit the ground running and produced three weeks of high class and consistent golf, to finish Top 10 in both the NSW and Australian Open’s, before a highly creditable Top 20 finish at the Australian PGA Championship.
Jordan Zunic returned from a year competing on the European Challenge Tour and after some building work in the first couple of events, catapulted himself into the limelight in the European Tour co-sanctioned Australian PGA Championship as he sent the collected media guys into a frenzy, hunting a course record 59.
Leading into the final round of a tournament bosting household names such as Adam Scott and Sergio Garcia, Jordan went toe-to-toe with PGA Tour winner Cameron Smith and produced the type of battle that golf fans live for.
18 holes not enough to separate the pair, two playoff holes ensued before PGA Tour player Smith was able to edge our man into a fantastic runner-up finish that sees him end the season 7th on the Australasian Order of Merit despite being away most of the year!
However it’s Sunday, November 26th 2017 that was undoubtedly our highlight of the three week stretch and a date that will forever live in Precision Athletica folk law.
The venue was the Australian Golf Club in Sydney, the tournament the Emirates Australian Open, an event steeped in history, a trophy littered with the names of golfing greats and a field including Jason Day, Jordan Spieth and Matt Jones to name just three.
Up step Precision Athletica’s long-time athlete Cameron Davis, a player who has progressed through the ranks of NSW Junior Golf, into the Golf Australia Elite program, made it to 4th in the World Amateur Rankings before a year learning his trade in Pro Golf on the Canadian Tour.
Rounds of 63, 72 and 74 had him well placed going into the last day before a phenomenal final round 64 saw him overtake the world’s best and capture the famed Stonehaven Cup, with it a two-year tour exemption and a guaranteed spot in next year’s Open Championship.
It’s been fantastic to see the guys experience such great success and receive many well-deserved accolades for their play, more than that for us it’s been about seeing their journey and commitment to the process.
Their great play didn’t come out of the blue but nor did it come without a great deal of effort and sacrifice, traits which all of the guys know they will need to continue to show as they look to build on the results and progress further into the sport and their career.
A little insight for those aspiring sports people reading this article…
At 6:30pm on Sunday 26th, Cam Davis was holding aloft the Australian Open trophy and answering many media questions about what the win, prize money and world ranking points mean to him and his career.
At 6:30am on Monday 27th, Cam was walking into Precision Athletica to stretch, have physio, discuss where he’s at physically and mentally with the team, smash out a workout and offer some guidance to the next generation of NSW’s top golfers also training hard on the gym floor.
Better never stops.
If you’re a golfer looking to lift your game, reach you full potential, play more or simply play with less pain, please consider Precision Athletica and our Golf Program headed by Matt Green.
Feel free to contact us and see if we can help you or offer some advice that might assist in your own journey and enjoyment of the game.
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