Won his maiden title at the 2014 Madeira Islands Open – Portugal – BPI, which was reduced to 36 holes after long fog delays throughout the week. Came through the 2012 Challenge Tour Rankings but lost his card in 2013. Regained it at the Qualifying School Final Stage that year before making it count in Madeira, where he won a play-off against Scott Henry at the first extra hole. Retained his playing privileges in 2015 thanks largely to back-to-back top 20 finishes in France and Scotland in July, despite missing the cut in his previous 13 events before that. Played three seasons on the PGA Europro Tour after turning professional, winning in 2009 on the way to a third place finish on the Order of Merit. Was introduced to the game at the age of nine by his father, a single-figure handicapper. Benefitted in his early career when his aunt married a teaching professional, who works at Mill Hill Golf Club, where Brooks learned his trade.