Nick Jones primed for Jamaica Open debut
Nick Jones will be looking to impress on his debut at the Jamaica Open Golf Championship at the weekend.
The local professional, 33, will be among the field competing for honours at the 54-hole event held at the Tryall Golf Club in Montego Bay from November 13 to 15 and is fresh off making his PGA tour debut at the Butterfield Bermuda Championship last month.
“This is actually my first time going to the Jamaica Open and I am really looking forward to it coming off a high from the PGA,” Jones told The Royal Gazette.
Jones shot an level-par 71 during the opening round at Port Royal but ultimately fell shy of the 36-hole cut and ended up tied for 127th but he has since been putting the advice offered by some of the PGA Tour players he met to good use.
“I learnt from the PGA pros that I played with and they do whatever it takes to play their best golf,” Jones added.
“If they do something that’s a little bit different they don’t mind as long as it gets the ball in the hole. So that’s what my main focus is going to be; just getting that ball in the hole.”
Jones says his game is sharpening up but admits he has areas to improve, including on the green.
“I’m definitely going to be working on my putting,” Jones said. “I am talking with one of the coaches I got linked with here to maybe do an online putting lesson or something like that to help me to see if I am doing something amazingly wrong, but besides that I am just going to be working every day until I leave to save up for my trip to Jamaica.
“I am really looking forward to flying and enjoying some good Jamaica food.”