Grant Forrest: strong start of European Touring season encourages debutant Scot

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Grant Forrest finished seventh at the Mauritius Open

Two games were played. Two cuts made. A top 10 finish.

Grant Forrest & # 39; s start of European Touring Life – in Hong Kong and then Mauritius – has been very satisfying.

The 25-year-old is doing his business with a quiet

He has not been shy to win a victory in his debut season during the European Tour. It is not a bravado, it is just a certainty and confidence in his skill.

"I am happy with my form", told Forrest, from East Lothian to BBC Scotland.

"I am even par or under par in all eight rounds in my first two events, so I play pretty golf.

" I would not say that I surprised myself, I know that if I play well I can come out here. "

Forrest finished seventh in the order of merit of the Challenge Tour 2018, so one of the 15 players who graduated to the European Tour via that route and wants to make an early impression.

His 36th placed finish in Hong Kong and seventh place in Mauritius make him a healthy 15th position in the Race to Dubai rankings.

The next are back-to-back events in South Africa. Africa.

Grant Forrest plays for the Christmas in the South African Open and the Alfred Dunhill Championship

"I play these four events in the run up to Christmas," said Forrest.

"It would have been easy to miss and rest a few, but I think it's important to get as many points as possible on the board.

" Wat they have done this year with the Race to Dubai system, means that the points in the smaller events count a bit more, so that is more of an incentive to play in and rewarded for good play.

"During the European Tour you have just more boys who can shoot lights, that's the biggest difference.

" In Hong Kong, the leaders were way ahead after the first few days and then they continued to move away. So there is a big difference between winning and the 30th coming. "

Collecting points is one thing, compiling air kilometers is another: the new season is three weeks old and Forrest has flown more than 15,000 of them, fresh is the key

" Forward planning is the biggest and trying to be as picky as possible with the time I fly, "explains Forrest

" I will not try to fly through the night and try to keep as normal a sleep pattern as possible . It is also important to be sure that you are done with nutrition and hydration.

"Taking care of your body when you're on the move is huge all the time, do not care for your body, you'll lose injured and missing tournaments."

And a goal for Christmas where Would he be happy with it?

"Four of the four made cuts, and another top 10 if possible," he said.

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