Andy Marshall - PGA Professional

Andy's first year on The European Tour in 2002 left him in 133rd place on the Order of Merit but a return to the Qualifying School was rewarded with eighth card. He made use of it, finishing 107th in 2003 to avoid a return trip to Emporda. Continued to make progress in 2004 where he finished 90th on the Volvo Order of Merit, the highlights of the year being two shares of sixth place, firstly in the Carlsberg Malaysian Open and secondly in The KLM Open. In his formative years, despite his tender age, his frustrated family persuaded Dereham Golf Club to bend their rules and admit him after he began breaking windows and digging up the lawn while practising. ‘They thought I’d be better off digging up the course,’ he said. Still coached by his first mentor, Steve Beckham, with whom he worked at Barnham Broom, but decided club golf was not for him. Club members came to his aid in 2001 when they bought £500 shares to cover his costs on the Challenge Tour. After winning £75,840 (£47,154) for fourth place rankings they were rewarded with a dividend.

PGA Professional Andy Marshall and coach Keith Williams golfing in the US

Andrew had his best ever year on the European Tour in 2006, finishing 73rd with Euros 318,002. His best finish was 2nd in the Johnnie Walker at Gleneagles. He qualified for the Open at Hoylake finishing 48th.

In 2007 Andrew appeared to loose confidence with his short game and putting and unfortunately lost his full PGA Tour card at the end of the season. He has played on the Challenge and Asia tours.

Keith coached Andrew from 2005 - 2008.
 

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