My grandfather started my interest in golf at the tender age of three, yes THREE..... From there I went on playing until I decided that golf was the game for me. At the time of this decision I also played tennis at a national level and football for my local city Lagoa so, the decision was a serious one for a 12-year-old.
Soon after this major decision I went to a boarding school in England, Millfield. For those not familiar with it, it is a very sports-orientated school where the objective was to improve my golf skills and play more tournament golf at a higher level.
After getting my handicap down to 7, at the age of 15, I decided it was time to come home to Portugal and try my luck out here on the amateur circuit. Over the next three years I managed to play my way up the scale and was in the top three in Portugal in the sub 18-year-old category. Just before I turned 18 I was playing off plus 4.1 (-4.1).
I then took the decision to turn professional as I wanted to play at a higher standard and try my luck with the big boys. I realised after a short while that this wasn’t going to be easy. I kept working hard and tried my best to play better and improve my skills. It paid off because over the next couple of years I moved my way up the Portuguese PGA ranking and was playing quite a lot of tournaments in a year. I started to play tournaments on the Alps Tour which is based mostly in France and also on the EPD tour which is mostly based in Germany.
After a number of repetitive injuries, with one that still plays up today being a bad wrist injury, I took the plunge and studied for a golf psychology degree to help me further understand what makes a good golfer and to enable me to help others with the conscious and sub-conscious aspect of their game.
During my last season as a playing golf professional I was standing 4th in Portugal on ranking points. I have been a playing golf professional for six years and now I have turned my sights on helping others improve their golf skills in all areas, including the mental side of the game.
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