I was interested to read in the media that the new Scottish Boys Golf Champion David Law from Hazlehead Golf Club had aspirations to play in the next Walker Cup match at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club in Aberdeen, which I felt was a bridge to far at this stage in his development.
One thing is for sure, lessons are always learned with regards to what you say to the media and how such matters can be hyped up with a different 'spin' being put on such matters at times.
It was fantastic that, this nice young man won the national championships in his home town and it is great to see him planning ahead, but as I said at the time, I felt there was a big step-up from boys golf to the Walker Cup stage.
Whilst it is great to see David gaining valuable experience playing in the likes of the Lytham Trophy, he is in amongst the big boys on the international amateur golf scene looking for valuable WAGR points.
David missed the cut at this event with reasonable knocks of 75 and 74 around the tough Royal & Lytham St Annes golf links.
In my opinion, David would be best setting short-term goals of making cuts at SGU Mens Order of Merit events and getting himself on the SGU Order of Merit. This is a long way off from winning a prestigious mens amateur event, lifting the Mens National Order of Merit or winning the mens national championship, which he will require to do in Walker Cup year, which is a distance away.
It's a bit like playing baseball, you need to get to next base before you can convert a home run. I feel David would be best to focus on each event at a time, on a one shot at a time basis. If he puts in the scores, the rest takes care of itself.
We wish him all the best in his endeavours and look forward to reporting back on this talented young man's progress.