Suffolk golfer Monty to compete in DP World Tour event in Dubai

Tommy Fleetwood and Monty Scowsill

English professional golfer Tommy Fleetwood and Monty Scowsill - Credit: Monty Scowsill

A golfer with ambitions to turn pro next year has landed a place at a top event in Dubai. 

Monty Scowsill will play in the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Speaking from the Middle Eastern country, where he is currently practising, the 25-year-old from Tuddenham was "nervous" but "excited" to compete. 

The member of Woodbridge and Aldeburgh Golf Clubs has been out practising in Dubai every day as he gears up for the February competition. 

"Dubai is amazing for golf," he said. 

As a still amateur golfer, he will miss out on any prize money if he does win. But he said he would just be happy if he is among the 65 players who make the cut after the first two rounds.

The 25-year-old has been on a whirlwind journey since finishing his studies at the University of Exeter before devoting himself full-time to golf as a career. 

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Mr Scowsill, who used to be a cricket player before he fell "out of love" with the sport, only became interested in golf 10 years ago. 

This soon grew into a "passion" and he now pursues golf full-time as a career. 

He recently won the Emirates Amateur Open trophy, which he felt was surreal. 

"It was really cool to win," he said. 

The best part for him was when he met English professional golfer Tommy Fleetwood

Due to golf rules on amateur sponsorship have recently changed, Mr Scowsill is now looking for a sponsor. 

He said: "Golf is an expensive sport. There is a lot of travelling."

He is hoping for a Suffolk sponsor before he will be seen on Sky Sports Golf at the DP World Tour Championship.

Monty Scowsill with Cian Hurley

Monty Scowsill won the Emirates Amateur Open. He is pictured here with Cian Hurley, director of Golf at Emirates Golf Club. - Credit: Monty Scowsill

Recently he raised £2,225 from family and friends to compete in Dubai. 

He said: "Thank you to everyone who has donated so far, I am blown away by the response and so very grateful."

The event is from February 3 to 6 at Al Hamra Golf Club in Ras Al Khaimah.

For more on the star golfer see montyscowsillgolf.co.uk