After two years as a professional PTGC's Jason Scrivener has earned tour cards to play on four different tours this year. This year Jason has retained his playing privileges on the Australasian and Canadian Tours for 2013.
He finished 37th and 58th on the respective Order of Merits and this ranking guarantees him entry to all tournaments on both tours.
As a result of his Australasian ranking it opens up the opportunity to play on the lucrative OneAsia Tour where all tournaments have a minimum US$1 Million purses.
Jason's fourth tour card is on the European Challenge Tour. This he earned by getting to and playing in the final stage of the European Tour School. Now although all these four tour cards offer opportunity, Jason will sit down with myself (Primary Coach) and his manager Ian Davis (SFX Management Group) to outline which tournaments to play and focus on.
This is critical as he could be flying around the world chasing tournaments and burning himself out. So planning his year out using an annual periodisation program enabling his game to develop and peak his game at the main tournaments he chooses is a priority.
Jason turned professional after a successful amateur career where he ranked in the top five in the Australian ranking and was also ranked in the top thirty in the World Amateur Ranking.
A former Australian Junior Champion he entered to play in the 2010 PGA Tour School and did not progress past 1st stage. On his return to Australia he gained his Australasian Tour
What he found out was that the fields in professional tournaments were a lot more competitive then he envisaged. Instead of the ten competitors who could put a score together in amateur tournament there were now fifty or more in the professional tournaments.
In the two years that Jason has been a professional one of his main attributes that has allowed him to keep improving is his emotional maturity on and off the course. As my co-director Lawrie Montague defines emotional maturity as "someone who possess the "grit" (determination) factor when they are playing good or bad, and who can also separate themselves from their golf score."
In the last year he has made great improvements in both his long game, where he has gained distance off the tee and got his stock shot (fade) back. In his short game he has put more time and emphasis in where now he is seeing his competitive scores improve.
An exciting year ahead for Jason Scrivener and the journey to competing successfully on the European or PGA Tour is around the corner.
But first he has to serve his "apprenticeship" so that when he does get the opportunity to play on a major tour it will be a long successful career.
David Milne and Lawrie Montague - Pro Tour Golf College
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