Diss Golf Club's James Biggs has crucial decision to make over the coming months
The decision to reopen courses this week was music to the ears of Diss Golf Club’s James Biggs, who over the coming months has a big decision to make.
The former Suffolk amateur champion and Lagonda Trophy winner had planned to use his form and displays throughout this year as a major determining factor in whether or not he turned professional ahead of the 2021 season.
But having spent the last few weeks restricted to going through putting drills at home due to the coronavirus lockdown – as well as seeing competitions cancelled – the situation is now not quite so clear.
“I was really looking forward to this year. I had already decided it would be the year I made a decision about turning professional,” said the former Diss High School pupil.
“Now it looks like the year is going to be pretty much null and void, so I am going to have to think things through and talk to my family.
“I wanted 2020 to be decisive, where I played the type of golf I wanted to and that would have been enough to convince me to make the jump.
“There might be a chance to get some tournaments in towards the end of the year, but that is not certain at the moment.”
With clubs permitted to open their doors again from Wednesday this week, Biggs can now at least get back out on the course.
Guidelines released earlier this week revealed golfers could play a round on their own, or with one other person from outside of their household, providing social distancing restrictions are met.
“Getting back out there is such a big thing. I have not hit a ball in more than six weeks,” added the Roydon resident, who plays off +3.
“I ordered a net but that still hasn’t arrived, so all I’ve been able to do is putting in the house.
“It’s been a bit of a weird time and frustrating not being able to do any swing work. It will take a little while to get going, but it will be great to be back on the course.”