Martial arts coming to Brier Island for first time
Westport, NS – On July 17, Brier Island will experience something it’s never experienced before: martial arts.
PGA LatinoAmerica Tour member Alastair, AKA Ally, Tidcombe spent his teen years in Wolfville and honed his skills at the Ken-Wo Golf Club.
NEW MINAS - A golfer who spent his early years on the greens at Ken-Wo is determined to make the PGA Tour one day.
But first, he’ll return to his roots.
There will be an “Ally’s Journey to the Tour”
Tidcombe, who grew up in Wolfville but is originally from England, now lives in Georgia, and he plans to attend the upcoming tournament at Ken-Wo.
“I’m just very excited and very fortunate and humbled… that people have taken the time to make this event possible,” the 24-year-old said in a recent phone interview.
A six-time collegiate winner, Tidcombe enjoyed continued success – including four all-American distinctions and a national NAIA team championship title – while golfing for Coastal Georgia University.
He travelled to Argentina in January and, finishing fourth at 10-below par, clinched one of 11 cards available in a 144-player field to earn his place in the PGATour
“We played on the side of a volcano in one tournament, so it’s not exactly the same kind of golf you would see in Canada,” he said, noting that the challenging climates, coupled with the stiff competition, means qualifying for the web.com
“South America is a completely different culture so it’s a lot to get used to… but I’ve had some good finishes. I feel very optimistic about the fall and moving forward.”
Six months into his professional career, Tidcombe is determined to advance to the PGA Tour in the near future.
“I like to think I’m a really hard worker, so… I just continue to work harder than I ever have before,” he said.
“It’s very exciting to have
To the amateur golfers dreaming of having a shot at PGA fame, Tidcombe says persistence is key.
“A lot of hard work goes a long way and having the belief in yourself to keep improving – and have a lot of fun.”
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