BLACKEY Matthew

Matthew BLACKEY

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Biography

ResidenceSouthampton, England
AttachmentHayling Golf Club
Date of Birth:11/06/1971
Place of Birth
Height & Weight5ft 11in 12st (180cm 76kgs)
InterestsAll sports, music, cooking, cinema
Web Sitewww.gmi.com
Turned Pro1997 (plus 3)
Qualifying School(1995), 97, 98, 99*, 00, 01, 04*, (05)

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Biography

Became serious about golf at 12 years of age at Hayling Golf Club, where his single figure handicap father ran the Junior Section. Played amateur golf for England between 1994 and 1997, winning the Welsh Amateur Open Stroke Play Championship in 1996. An avid fan of the ancient sport of Real Tennis, first played by King Henry VIII and now a game enjoyed by Prince Edward. One of only 20 courts in England is 200 yards from his home. A trip with good friend, Justin Rose, to the David Leadbetter School in Florida at Christmas 2001 gave Blackey the impetus to go on to keep his card in 2003. ‘What I saw there opened my eyes to what was required at the top of the game,’ he said. A series of missed cuts towards the end of the 2004 season resulted in him finishing in 129th place on the Volvo Order of Merit but he retained his place on Tour with 34th card at the Qualifying School Finals.

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Challenge Tour Wins2
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
OWGR1379
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 39,340 (2003)

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Amateur Seniors 1994-97

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