I'm Brad Cox, a Touring Golf Professional who lives in Dorset. I play my non-competitive golf at Broadstone Golf Club and the Golfcatcher Academy in Poole.
I started playing golf at the relatively late age of 13 due to my first passion being football. I started my golf at Sturminster Marshall Golf Club where I received lessons from Mike Dodd, and taking to the sport quickly I was soon playing in various Dorset Golf Union events. By 2014, I was already playing U16 and U18 levels; I also won the first of my major Dorset trophies winning, the Category 1 Championship and being the first junior to do so.
The following year was not so good, however I started to be coached by Dan Frost who changed the majority of my swing due to back issues I was getting. This took a while to refine although I still managed to win the Dorset Junior Order of Merit and was selected for the Dorset First Team.
2016 was my best year as an amateur. I was a semi-finalist in the Dorset amateur and followed that up by winning the Junior Championship. I then went on to win both the Stroke Play Championship and County Handicap Championship which now meant I had won 3 of the 4 major Dorset competitions. On the back of being the Junior Champion, I was entered in the England Champion of Champions event. Golf can be a frustrating sport! I was sat in the clubhouse leading the event by a shot with one group out on the course. One of the guys birdied the last 2 holes to win. You can't do anything about that and so runner up I was. I continued as a amateur the following year and played a few events nationally where I learn't a lot more about my game whilst reducing my playing handicap to +3.
At the end of 2017, I decided to turn pro. My first event was at Liphook Golf Club where I was in a group with Scott Gregory, the Walker Cup player. I remember struggling to put the ball on the tee for that first tee shot. During my time as a pro I have been paired with most of the mini tour top guys some of whom, are now playing on the Challenge or European Tour (the main difference in most cases being experience and course management). I have learn't a lot. I have had 5 top tens in pro events and my best achievement to date is winning the Europro Tulfarris Irish Masters Pro-am in 2019. Due to Covid in 2020, my Golf was very limited, and I have been working hard on my game hoping I can get some golf in during 2021.
My plan is to play on most of the mini tours; I have a category on the Europro tour and so plan to play as many as I can.
I would also like to thank family, team and partners for all your support. It really is appreciated, and I could not do it without your help.
I plan to add my results from my events over the coming year and so you will be able to view my progress on my Blog or the dedicated results page I will be adding.
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