Technology company chief Cox clicks with Mortimer to send Galway to the final

Technology company chief Cox clicks with Mortimer to send Galway to the final

04/10/2021

Galway Golf Club captain Gerry Cox admitted he needed a ‘talking to’ from head PGA Professional David Mortimer (above) before the pair sealed their place in the final of the SkyCaddie PGA Pro-Captain Challenge.

The duo finished level on 45 points with Donald Malcolm and Paul Masterson of Macreddin Golf Club but won on countback to qualify for the final at the Argentario Golf Resort, Porto Ercole, Italy, next year.

However, Cox, the chief executive of technology company, Intuity Technologies, said it was Mortimer’s determination that got them there.

Furthermore, the eight handicapper was left in no doubt that he would need a strong finish to his round.

“We kept cool and had a number in our head where we wanted to get to and we kept aiming for that, but our strong back nine got us through,” he said.

“I’ve known David for a long time, and I got a bit of a talking to coming off the 12th green.

“He was giving me the curly finger and told me what needed to happen from then on.

“After that, I went under par for the next six holes. We were focused, David is very motivated and driven as a professional.

“He said I can either step up or I’d 'get it' from him, although I don’t think my safety was in jeopardy! But it makes a big difference when you know you can lean on each other.”

Cox said he has known Mortimer for around six years - and says the pair will be taking a winning mentality with them to Italy.

“I’ve been having lessons from David, and more so since coming out of the pandemic,” he said.

“He’ll want me to prepare well for Italy. David won’t be going over to Italy to come second, he’ll want to see if he can go and win it.

“For me, playing golf is my way of getting away from the world of technology.”

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