England and Wales (North) Region
17 Jul 18
Matthew Webb has certainly been getting around in his quest to make a break-through into big-time golf.
But the 28-year-old newly-crowned PGA North Region champion, who honed his game under the watchful eye of his dad Marcus, professional at Bedlingtonshire Golf Club, is seriously considering a fresh career in coaching.
Last summer he tried his hand on the China and Asian tours, the latter proving the most profitable.
“I also played the Challenge Tour once but I didn’t feel that the best route to take because you can’t make much money out of it,” he reasoned.
Two years ago he won the National Assistants’ Championship at Little Aston and followed up by claiming a similar title in Australia.
Webb, who finished top the shots as he claimed the regional title at Bolton Old Links today (July 17) admitted he has played little golf recently.
“I’ve been doing other things such as coaching in Thailand alongside fellow pro Frederick Edmunds who’s from Sussex,” he said.
“I’m planning to carry on with the work at the end of next month. I don’t like living in a suitcase. Also, I’ve not played well this year. It’s all been a bit of a struggle without a sponsor.
“There’s twice as much pressure when you don’t get any funding. Golf is not a bottomless pit. Deep down I know I can’t afford to play.”
Much-travelled Webb has recently lived in Manila and his next stop will be Bangkok.
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