Webb in a whirl after unique double success

Mathew Webb of Bedlingtonshire GC in action. Picture by Jan Kruger/Getty Images
Mathew Webb of Bedlingtonshire GC in action. Picture by Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Northumberland golfer Mathew Webb has completed a unique double after winning the PGA of Australia’s National Futures Championship at Ballarat Golf Club in Victoria.

The Bedlingtonshire Golf Club assistant, who won the Galvin Green PGA Assistants’ Championship back in August, clinched a four stroke victory in the weather-disrupted event.

With ferocious winds battering the course, particularly on the third day, Webb’s rounds of 74, 71 and 76 proved enough to land the $57,000 title and also earn entry into next year’s Australian PGA Championship.

But jet-setting Webb had little time to reflect on his triumph as he jumped straight on to a plane to get back in time to tee up in Monday’s PGA Play-Offs at Saunton Golf Club.

The 27-year-old makes his debut in the £15,000 Play-Offs event where a top ten finish will secure him a place in next year’s BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

Webb has enjoyed a breakthrough year having also landed Golfbreaks.com PGA Fourball Championship with Alex Belt in August.

In between juggling his PGA studies he has been working hard on his game with coach 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 goals from the start of the season,” said 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.

“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.

He said: “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!”