Josh Hill was in dominant form at the recently held Club Championship as he posted two course record-equalling rounds of 65 to beat Craig Vance by four shots at Trump International Golf Club, Dubai.
It was another sign of the tremendous talent that the teenager possesses, and Hill insists there’s still plenty more to come.
“It’s obviously nice to win a Club Championship and even more so with a couple of 65s,” said Hill. “I felt that the course was there for the taking and I took that chance.
“Even though I posted two good scores, I feel there is still a lot to improve on in my game – which is a good sign. I’ve just got to keep working hard at it.”
Hill could have broken the course record had it not been for a mishap on the ninth, where a misjudged tee shot saw him lose a ball, which eventually led to a bogey.
“It was disappointing to lose a ball on probably the easiest hole of the day and make bogey,” he said. “I misjudged the wind, pulled the shot, played it long and lost the ball, which wasn’t great.
“I’m more annoyed at the fact that I misjudged the shot and put a bad swing on it than not breaking the course record.”
With another win under his belt, Hill is confident he can take that form into the bigger amateur events and compete for top honours with some of the world’s best.
“I feel like my game is in a good place right now and I’m playing some solid stuff. I still feel there’s a lot that I can work on and one of those is getting stronger and fitter. I’ve spent a lot of time in the gym as I want to be in the best possible shape when I head back over to England next Summer for the big amateur tournaments.” – Josh Hill
“It will depend on the COVID-19 situation, but if everything goes to plan then I’ll be competing against some of the best amateur players in the world back home.
“I want to be winning those events or having some really good results so I’m going to be really working at my game over the next year.”
Natalii Gupta (below) blitzed the field with a 68 followed by a course record-equalling 67 to clinch the Ladies Club Championship while John White took home the Men’s net title with a 136 total and Kanjana Amamoon won the Ladies net with a 137 total.