Bob Rehill Associate Network are delighted to have sponsored Pro Golfer and Sussex PGA Winner Jonny Ingram for the last couple of years. In the first of a series of posts, we look at Jonny’s plans for the year ahead and how the partnership has allowed him to pursue his dreams of making it professionally.
Since picking up his first set of golf clubs at the age of 11, Jonny always wanted to turn pro, and after making it into the county team at just 14, he set his sights on realising that ambition. “As soon as I started golf, I fell in love with it. I managed to get into my county side at the age of 14, and from then on, I aspired to play professionally” Jonny says.
As soon as I started golf, I fell in love with it.
Inset: Jonny Ingram
Having met a few years ago, the two have worked together to support Jonny’s plan of competing professionally, staying in regular contact and catching up to ensure they are both able to support each as best they can. “Bob Rehill Associate Network have helped me achieve my goals as they provide me with an opportunity to earn money whilst playing a sport I love,” Jonny continues, “Furthermore, their support has allowed me to venture out into the golfing world building my own personal character, and having the financial means to plan a golf schedule and be as competitive as I can with the time I have.”
Jonny’s aims for the 2019 season are to win two or more events and finish in the top 10 of the South Region Order of Merit. In the longer term, he is keen to play full time but has found that the financial commitment to do so has sometimes held him back as he hasn’t been able to put the time in that is required to compete at the highest level. Alongside playing in regular tournaments, Jonny coaches and works at Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club, meaning he must plan his time effectively, and feels that with Bob’s help, he has been able to get the most out of his skills. “I am so grateful for Bob’s help over the last few years, as he has given me the opportunity to go and do what I love. Not only does he help me on a financial basis, but he is also a very supportive character which is great to have” he says.
Not only does Bob help me on a financial basis, but he is also very supportive…without his help, I would not have been able to achieve what I have so far.
For anyone looking to get ahead in sport, Jonny recommends seeking out a sponsor and developing a partnership. “I would highly recommend it as not only can they help you financially, but they can also provide you with valuable skills when meeting new people. Without Bob’s help I wouldn’t have achieved what I have so far, the support he gives me is vital and will allow me to progress further in my golf career. “
Bob is equally enthusiastic of the partnership: “We are thrilled to be able to continue to support Jonny. His professionalism, determination and drive to succeed are inspiring and encompass everything that we believe in at Bob Rehill Associate Network. We wish Jonny all the best for the 2019 season and look forward to helping him realise his goals.”
Jonny’s professionalism, determination and drive to succeed are inspiring…we wish him all the best for the 2019 season and are thrilled to be able to support him on his journey.