7th August 2017 | Sunshine Tour
Hess: My time will come
Member of the Gary Player Class 2017-18 Jacquin Hess says despite not having won anything yet on the Sunshine Tour, he isn’t putting pressure on himself and knows his time will come.
Hess has been one of the standout performers from that squad, and despite a few good performances on the main Tour and the three top-10 finishes he has on the Big Easy Tour this season, he is yet taste victory. He is not having sleepless nights about it though.
“I think the win will come,” Hess says ahead of the Sun Carnival City Challenge at Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate, “but I must stick to my process. I’m doing good stuff at the moment. Good discipline, good eating and good fitness. I feel good and hopefully, I will put myself in position again this week.”
He feels his game has evolved a lot since last season and believes he is maturing as a professional golfer. That maturity showed last week at the Sun City Challenge where he entered the final round sharing 69th on five-over-par but fought hard to finish the tournament sharing 33rd.
“I have changed the way I’m thinking,” he says about the changes he and his golf have been undergoing. “I’m no longer getting down hard on myself even after a bad round. I am enjoying the golf and working hard. Last season, I missed a lot of cuts by one but this season I have improved a lot. The game is there and has always been there.”
He admits though, that he has had his struggles on the course and instead of letting them get him down, he is relishing every challenge that comes his way. “It was difficult, especially last season, but the game has been there. This season is all about keeping it together and executing on that,” Hess says.
And, the 27-year-old from Robertson knows that to win any tournaments, he has a lot of work to do.
“I have been working hard. My driving was not the very best but that putter has been hot and if I continue the way I am playing, who knows what will happen.”
Fellow squad members Omar Sandys and Makhetha Mazibuko were the highest finishers from that group last week in Sun City, with Sandys sharing 11th and Mazibuko 20th. Hess came in at 33rd on five-over-par after rounds of 69-77-75.