West Norfolk golfer sets his sights on a Challenge Tour card

As the cream of golf converge on Augusta for the Masters this week, a golfer from West Norfolk has his sights on earning himself a Challenge Tour card.

Kale Heath, from Dersingham, is currently playing on the ‘Clutch Pro Tour’ after turning professional a year ago, but has ambitions of taking to the greens alongside some of the big names in the sport.

Heath said: “My ambition for this season on the Clutch Pro tour is to earn Challenge tour starts or a Challenge Tour card for the the following year to help me move up the golfing ladder.

Kale Heath 1 (63425066)
Kale Heath 1 (63425066)

“A long-term goal is to be playing on the DP world tour/PGA tour and competing in major championships.

“This has always been a dream of mine, competing at the highest level.”

Reflecting on his first year in the pro ranks, the 22-year-old said: “My first year as a pro was really fun and a great learning experience for me.

“It was a massive learning process for me. I knew the standard of golf would be strong and it took me time to adapt to all travelling and demands that come with being a pro.

“I think in the second half of the season my performances improved. I think that was reflected with a tied-sixth finish in a Clutch Pro Tour event at Oxfordshire Golf Club.”

Despite the emergence of many good players in the game, Heath is focusing on his own performance rather than worry about any external distractions going into his second season at a high level.

“I feel like my game has improved huge amounts due to the experience I gained and I’m looking forward to improving further this season,” he said.

“One of my aims going into my second year as a professional is to really enjoy the process of improving and competing to win each week.

“Also to be patient and keep trying to improve a little bit at a time, as it’s a very tough sport as it is, so you can’t get ahead of yourself by thinking too much.

“There are lots of top players at every tournament I play but I can’t focus on them and how they are playing as I have no control over that,” he said.

“It’s the same with them, as they can’t control how I play.

“I have to 100 per focus on my own game and do the best I can every shot as I can control this, then hopefully by the end of the tournament it’s enough to win or have a good finish.”