Name: Scott Houghton
Status: Professional [EuroTour]
Age: 22 years
Based: Clarkes Golf Centre, Rainford
Age started to play: 12 years
Strengths: Driving both in terms of Power & Accuracy
Driving Distance [Average]: 290 yards
Driver Clubbed Speed: 112-115mph
Currently Working on: Keeping the club face square-to-path from hip-to-hip [the impact area] & Developing an efficient practice plan to prevent injuries.
Aspirations: To compete on the PGA Tour
Scott started using Barry for all his lessons from October 2014 having visited occasionally prior to that. A specific 'short game' lesson in June 2013 was rewarded with victory on the Lancashire 'Players Tour' event - a lucky charm some may say!
Having got his handicap down to 2, Scott turned professional in 2012 and has recently got his card for the Euro Tour - a great achievement.
Hip surgery in the winter of 2014 has slowed things somewhat and has reduced Scott's time on the course - or indeed with the club at all at some points. However, some strong results in 2015 so far have brought promise of good things going forward.
Timeline of Achievements 2015
April 2015 - 2nd in Lancashire Betterball Championship
April 2015 - Gained Europro Category
July 2015 - 3rd at the PGA Assistants Championship [Sue Wright Trophy]