Father Barry set to help Ben Loughrey out

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NEW pro Ben Loughrey is hoping a bit of parental guidance will help him find his form as he prepares for two tournaments this week.

Loughrey will have father Barry caddying for him at the Jamega Tour event at Studley Wood today, followed by the EuroPro Tour event which begins on Wednesday at Cumberwell Park in Bradford-on-Avon.

Barry was on Ben’s bag when he successfully qualified to make the EuroPro Tour and will be hoping for more of the same.

“Dad was with me for the EuroPro qualifier but he’s not able to do it that often for me because of work,” he said.

“It’s good to have him there because he wants the best for me, although sometimes he’s not all that decisive and faffs about a bit and gets in my way.

“He means well and just wants me to win so it will be great to have him there.”

Loughrey has not been entirely happy with his start to life as a professional, but is hopeful of turning things around soon.

“The standard has been better than I thought it would be and I haven’t really played as well as I would have liked.

“I seem to mess up a couple of holes each round and that just puts me short of what I need to be doing to make some money.

“I’ve played well in practice last week so hopefully I can take that into this week.”

Keep up to date with how Loughrey gets on throughout the week at www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk.

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