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Wonderful Webb is the wizard of Oz

Australian victory is the second in quick succession for hard-working Bedlingtonshire professional

By Lewis Longmuir

Mathew Webb harnessed difficult conditions to win the PGA of Australia’s National Futures Championship at Ballarat Golf Club in Victoria, just weeks after winning the Galvin Green PGA Assistants’ Championship

Ferocious winds battered the players, particularly on the third day, but Webb, an assistant professional at The Bedlingtonshire, dug deep to card rounds of 74, 71 and 76, which was enough to land the $57,000 title and, with it, entry into the lucrative 2017 Australian PGA Championship.

So far, Webb, right, has enjoyed a breakthrough year, having landed Golfbreaks.com PGA Fourball Championships with Alex Belt in August, with Belt calling his partner the “star of the show”. In between juggling his PGA studies, he has aso been working hard on his game with Andrew Nicholson, senior European director of instruction at the David Leadbetter Golf Academy at Wynyard Golf Club.

“This year has been a positive one, I’m currently hitting my jobs from the start of the season,” adds Webb. “Me and my coach talk a lot about the mind and trying to figure out how to produce the better shots more often with a few swing things getting incorporated over time.

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“We’ve not done much changing of the golf swing but more how to manage it.”

Whatever happens on the course playing wise, Webb will certainly be looking the part having earned a Galvin Green contract to wear their gear next year.

“All my Galvin stuff has come through and it’s beyond great. If I chose a brand to wear it would be Galvin Green as it is in my opinion the best!”

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