Asian Tour Q School Recap & Plans Ahead

Despite successfully negotiating the Asian Tour Qualifying School in both 2012 and 2013, unfortunately this year I wasn’t able to pass the test. I use the word “unfortunately” sparingly, as I generally don’t believe in luck, but on this occasion…

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Photo Blog – Bahrain

This past week I’ve been in Bahrain practicing and playing at the excellent Royal Golf Club in Riffa. It’s the first time I’ve been to the Middle East and it’s been great so far. The weather is ideal – not…

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Rest and Refocus

Happy New Year everyone. I’m pretty sure my last blog began with a similar message it was that long ago, but I’m guessing the onrush of emails from fans expressing their outrage at my lack of blogging must have been…

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CCM Rahman Putra Masters

After a successful but thoroughly knackering couple of weeks of Q-schooling, it would have made sense to have a bit of a rest. I’d just played 13 rounds in 14 days on two different continents, so a week lying about…

Back To School

2012 was a disappointing year. I’ve not had too many of those in my golf career, or indeed my life, but there’s no doubt last year was a bit of a downer. In a landmark year when British sportsmen and…

The dreaded but stunning 18th hole island green at Springfield Village GC.
March 25, 2015 ·

Byrne hopes to find for more consistency in his game as he chases for one of the five 2016 Asian Tour cards which will be rewarded to the top five players on the final ADT Order of Merit. “The game’s…

March 18, 2015 ·

Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia, March 18: Thailand’s Natthapong Niyomchon fired an opening six-under-par 66 to hold a slim one-shot lead at the PGM CCM Rahman Putra Championship on Wednesday. ADT champions Quincy Quek of Singapore and James Byrne of Scotland…

February 7, 2015 ·

Rizal, who claimed his maiden ADT title at the 2014 season-ending event on home soil last December, will headline the RM200,000 (approximately US$60,000) event alongside other ADT winners American duo Brett Munson and James Bowen, Scotland’s James Byrne as well…

January 23, 2015 ·

Hua Hin, Thailand, January 23: James Byrne of Scotland revived his hopes of securing an Asian Tour card with a rare albatross at the penultimate round of the Asian Tour Qualifying School Final Stage presented by Sports Authority of Thailand…

December 2, 2014 ·

Scotsman Scottish Golf initiatives must hit right targets Scotsman It’s ironic, of course, that neither James Byrne or Michael Stewart have yet received SGSL backing, given that you could almost say that initiative was set up with them in mind. Neither has met the criteria so far, yet it seems harsh that Byrne may … and more

November 25, 2014 ·

Scotsman Generation of Scots golfers left among also-rans Scotsman It’s at a time like this, for instance, that you wonder why the likes of Michael Stewart and James Byrne have struggled to find their feet since turning professional. Both had strong games as amateurs, both went about their business with a swagger and …

November 4, 2014 ·

Other notable players include Nils Floren of Sweden, Grant Jackson of England, James Byrne of Scotland, Canadian Lindsay Renolds and China’s Ye Jian-feng, who inked his place in the record books by being the youngest ever player to compete in…

October 15, 2014 ·

Chang Hwa, Chinese Taipei, October 15: Young talent Hung Chien-yao of Chinese Taipei is determined to put up a strong defence of his Chang Hwa Open title when the Asian Development Tour (ADT) event tees off on Thursday. Also in…