Grant Forrest told to improve before turning pro

Grant Forrest. Picture: Jan Kruger/Getty Images
Grant Forrest. Picture: Jan Kruger/Getty Images
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LOTHIANS star Grant Forrest has been urged to improve his stroke-play record before joining the professional ranks.

LOTHIANS star Grant Forrest has been urged to improve his stroke-play record before joining the professional ranks.

The advice came from Nigel Edwards, who was the Craigielaw player’s captain when Forrest helped Great Britain & Ireland win the Walker Cup at Royal Lytham this year.

It was offered after Forrest, beaten finalist in this year’s Amateur Championship, decided to stay in the non-paid ranks for another season along with Jack McDonald and Ewen Ferguson, the two other Scots from that team triumph over the Americans.

“Grant has just finished college in the US and I’m sure he will turn pro in time,” said Edwards, who is open to a fourth stint as GB&I captain in the Walker Cup.

“But, having a winter to train then look forward to a full season of amateur golf on this side of the Atlantic, with the odd event elsewhere, will help him gain confidence and help improve his stroke-play skills.”

The Welshman added: “For both Grant and Ewen, it’s now about trying to learn to win on a regular basis at the top level in amateur golf as that would put them in a good place when they do turn pro.

“Rory McIlroy is the perfect example in that respect. He had a great CV when he turned pro and built on that confidence when he joined the paid ranks.”