When did you start playing golf? And what sparked your interest?
I started playing golf before I was 10 years old. My father played golf and I used to caddy for my uncle in the Saturday morning competition for 50p. When did you realise you wanted to make a career from playing golf and was it a difficult process? I wanted a career in golf when I was at secondary school but on leaving school I decided to go to university to get a degree. I later became a P.G.A. Golf Professional in my twenties. Playing and training to become a P.G.A. Pro requires you to pass exams and play good golf. That is not so difficult to achieve. Making money through playing tournament golf is very difficult.
Who are the most inspiring golf players for you?
Of the recent generation I think Jason day is very inspiring particularly with his upbringing and what he has had to overcome. Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson inspired me most when I was growing up.
What are the most challenging aspects of playing golf for you?
The most challenging aspect of golf is managing your own expectations. You judge each shot not only on the result, but how it feels, how it looks and even how it sounds. If you can learn to enjoy the walk instead of the outcome it makes golf more enjoyable.
What are the most rewarding moments playing golf for you?
Hitting the ball perfectly and watching the ball do what you want it to do is very exciting. Spending time on the golf course with like minded people is very rewarding too.
What do you love about travelling?
Every time I go away I come back with a different perspective on life. Travel makes my life so much richer in so many ways.
What were some of the highlights from your recent Golf Cruise?
The highlights on the New Zealand Golf Cruise were
- Playing golf in the Bay of Islands, Taupo and Wellington – I love playing World Class Golf Courses.
- The cruise through Milford, Dusky and Doubtful sound – breathtaking.
- Celebrity Solstice – A really luxurious ship and the karaoke super fun.
- The tour members – everybody got on and enjoyed each other’s company
What can tour members expect on the upcoming Asia Golf Cruise?
Tour members can expect to play on some of the best golf courses in the world in exotic locations. We play a new championship course at every port of call and have a fun prize giving once we get back on the ship in the evening. With superb food and the excellent evening entertainment on board I’m looking forward to it already.
Exotic Asia Golf Cruise with Robert Stock Tour Details here