Findagolfbreak.com announce partnership with Laurie Canter, and renew with Hurley & Meronk

Findagolfbreak.com, the ultimate one stop shop for golf holidays in Ireland, the UK and Europe, have today announced their renewal of sponsorship with Adrian Meronk and Gary Hurley, as well as now supporting European Tour professional, Laurie Canter.

Whilst playing golf around the world this season, Adrian will continue to sport the Findagolfbreak.com logo on his right sleeve and Gary will continue with the logo on his chest. Laurie will display the logo on the collar of all of his clothing.

Findagolfbreak.com remove the hassle from your next golf break and utilise their exclusive range of contacts in order to make your trip a truly memorable occasion. With a wide range of over 250 golf break venues all over Ireland, the UK and Europe, they can tailor a package to suit every golfers needs and wants.

European Tour professional, Laurie Canter, is currently 141ston the Race to Dubai rankings and will play a full European Tour schedule. Laurie had a solid 2017 season, with his best results being T14 at the BMW SA Open and T16 at the Joburg Open. He then went on to qualify for The Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, where he made the cut and finished in a very respectable T37.

“I am delighted to be associated with Findagolfbreak.com, who are known as one of the best in the business for organising golf holidays. I’m looking forward to representing them on and off the golf course this year on the European Tour.”, said Canter.

Poland’s Adrian Meronk, secured his European and Challenge Tour card for the 2018 season, by finishing 30th on the 2017 Road to Oman rankings. His best finish of the season came at the Ras Al Khaimah Challenge, where he was beaten in a play-off. His other best results were T5 at the Barclays Kenya Open and T11 at the NBO Classic Grand Final.

Adrian said, “I am delighted to have the support of Findagolfbreak.com behind me again this year. They have been great to me and I hope that I can continue to do them proud.”

Gary Hurley is looking to build on a T4 finish at the Open de Portugal on the Challenge Tour last week, which lifted him up the Road to Ras Al Khaimah rankings to 37th place. Gary competed on both the European and Challenge Tour last year and his best finish came at the Rocco Forte Open on the European Tour, where he came T23.

“The support that everyone at Fingagolfbreak.com has given me over the last year has been unwavering, and it is something that I am really grateful for. I’m looking forward to another year on the course, wearing the Findagolfbreak.com logo.”, said Hurley.

“Findagolfbreak.com are delighted to have the opportunity to support three young professionals in Adrian, Gary and Laurie, as they strive for their ambitions of being at the very top of the golfing ladder”, said Simon Jackson, partner of Findagolfbreak.com.

“We are continuing to grow as a company and are very proud to be associated with these guys and Hambric Sports, in giving young professional golfers every chance to be the best golfers that they can be. We wish Adrian, Gary and Laurie the very best of luck for their season ahead”.

Canter and Laird secure spots at The 146th Open Championship

Well done to both Laurie Canter and Martin Laird on securing spots into the 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale later this month.

Canter secured his tee-time after a thrilling play-off on Tuesday at Final Qualifying against two other players at Notts Hollinwell Golf Course.

“Obviously it will be a great week, I’m just excited to get going,” said Canter, who is in his second full year on the European Tour.

“Tuesday was a fairly long day and I’m having a bit of a come down, but the prospect of playing at the Open will be brilliant. I’m definitely playing the most consistent golf I have ever played in my life, I’ve got some really good people around me now,”

Laurie shot a bogey free 67 in the morning and followed it up with a 2 under 70, to see him finish the day on -7 – good enough for a tie for third with two others.

In the first sudden death hole against Italian Stefano Mazzoli and Englishman Rhys Nevin-Wharton, Canter holed a nervy 10ft to avoid elimination.

Mazzoli was knocked out of contention at the second and a third par on the trot was enough for Canter to see off Nevin-Wharton after they teed it up for a third time.

Scotland’s Martin Laird earned his place at The Open by finishing tied for third at the Quicken Loans National in Maryland.

He shot a final round 67 (three under par), to end the event on five under.

“Anytime you can play in an Open, that’s my favourite tournament of the year,” said Laird.

“To have the chance to play it anytime is special. I’ve heard great things about Birkdale.”

Not only has Martin qualified for The Open, but he is also back in the world’s top 100 (87th) for the first time in more than three years, which shows the great golf that he is playing at the moment.

Martin and Laurie will join Dustin, Brooks and Thorbjorn who have already qualified for The Open Championship. What a great week at Royal Birkdale it is going to be!

Canter relieved after regaining his European Tour card

Bath golfer Laurie Canter admitted it was a huge relief to secure his European Tour card for next season, after a nervy finish in the final round of qualifying school.

Despite starting the final day outside the top 25, the 27 year old shot a 2 under 70 in his last round to finish in a tie for 19th at PGA Catalunya Resort in Spain.

The Cumberwell Park pro earned a tour spot last year through the same route, but failed to make enough prize money to regain his card.

However, Canter recovered from that disappointment to come through the tense six round Q-School holing a crucial ten-foot putt on the final hole to make sure of his place.

“I was pretty confident six under would get in as the finish is really tough and the last two holes are really long,” Canter said. “It was a nervy ten-foot putt as I thought I would be safe if I made it.

“It was a big relief when it was confirmed I had my tour card, especially to do it properly, with my back against the wall.

“I felt like my game had been good for a long time last year and I was confident going into Q-School, but I know how much I have improved as a player going into this year.

“I started off nicely and even though I didn’t play great, I managed to score well. The third and fourth rounds were tough as the conditions were tricky and I wasn’t swinging as well.

“But mentally I wanted to be excited about the opportunity and frame it differently and those last two rounds were some of the best rounds I’ve played all year.”

Canter revealed that thanks to some changes made by the European Tour, he will hopefully play around 20-25 tournaments next season – compared to the 17 he had last year.

He said he now wants to concentrate on working towards the re-rank in June as he looks to secure his tour card without needing to go through the trials and tribulations of Q-School again.

“Unless you are in that environment then you won’t be able to improve,” said Canter. “I want to be a regular European Tour player and eventually work towards winning.

“There a lot of things I want to do, but it is tough to work towards those goals when you are not in that environment. If you are a footballer, you want to be in the Premier League so you can improve.

“I got advice from a coach in the United States and my putting has improved since and hopefully that will serve me well going forward. You can learn so much while on the tour.”

Canter will not have long to prepare for his European Tour return, with his first tournament of the new season taking place at the start of next month.

The Alfred Dunhill Championship starts on December 1st at Leopard Creek in South Africa and it holds fond memories for Canter, who finished tied-34th at the event last season.

But Canter wants to take a different approach to his second season on tour, focusing less on making cuts and more on playing with freedom.

“Anything can happen and you can’t get too down on yourself based on the scores as you can play well and have one thing not go your way,” he added.

“I made cuts last year and that was great as you have to make it through to the weekend to be in contention, but I want to play with more freedom.

“You can’t go into the first rounds with the goal of making the cut as if you hold back that’s when the game will bite you. I don’t want to play with a gun to my head.

“If I play with the freedom I did in the final two rounds of Q-School then I know I can make some good scores and take the bull by the horns.”

Canter also thanked his sponsors AJ Removals, Cumberwell, Redde Group and Marble Works of Bath. He said: “They have been a great support all year and I’m lucky to have such great people and support around me.”

Article courtesy of the Bath Chronicle