Aldeburgh and Diss Golf Club's James Biggs eager to kick on after positive first year on European Pro Tour
There have been ups and downs aplenty, but overall James Biggs has enjoyed his first year on the European Pro Tour circuit.
The Aldeburgh and Diss Golf Club member took the decision last August to turn professional, despite all of the uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic.
And while he knows there is plenty of room still left for improvement, Biggs has managed to record some eye-catching results.
He has finished tied third and tied fourth at competitions, and perhaps saved his best until last at European Pro Q-School, where he came through impressively in second during the first stage and followed that up with a tied for 38th place finish in the second stage.
It means he has done enough to earn himself a place on the tour again in 2022.
Biggs said: “You’re never quite sure what to expect in your first year and it’s been a big learning curve at times.
“I’ve been finding my feet but I’m pleased with some of the results.
“It’s been a bit up and down at times in terms of performance, and it’s tough to put my finger on why, but that’s done now and you can’t dwell on it.
“There’s also been a lot to be positive about, especially with the performance at Q-School.
“It’s helped me to finish up on a high – especially in one of the most important events of the year – and gives me plenty to build on over the winter.”
Next year Biggs is hoping to challenge for a top five place in the Order of Merit, which if he achieves will earn him a place on the Challenger Tour.
But to help him reach that goal he will need a financial boost for the months ahead.
“That (the Challenger Tour) is the aim but it depends on being able to get a sponsor,” said Biggs, who currently competes in events that are featured on Sky Sports highlight shows. “I’d love to be able to get away for a week or so to train during the winter, but it all needs funding.
“I feel like my game is improving and I’m capable of pushing for the top five, but it’s not cheap and any help would be massive for me.”
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