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Ana Dawson takes Manx flag to the top of the leaderboard. (7/10/2023) - This weekend on the Ladies European Tour Ana Dawson got her first taste of life at the front of the Field as she lead after the first day of competition at the Tipsport Czech Ladies Open. Ultimately struggles on the second day of competition would take her out of contention but the mighty performance in the first round is not to be forgotten.  Out of the gate Ana was two… ... Read More
Tom Gandy reflects on his off-season. (3/28/2023) - Tom's blog reflecting on his off season can be read on the Friends Provident International website here: ... Read More
Promising Start to Professional Career for Rookie Ana Dawson (3/15/2023) - Ladies European Tour (LET) rookie and former Peel Golf Club star Ana Dawson made a successful start to her professional career in Africa this week with a strong performance in Mombasa at the Magical Kenya Ladies Open. Despite being one of the lower rated players in the field, Ana defied the rankings and showed the same grit and determination that carried her through Qualifying School (Q School) at the end… ... Read More
Isle of Man golfing Star makes Tour Debut (3/15/2023) - Two time Isle of Man Ladies Champion Ana Dawson will make a little piece of history on Thursday as she makes her professional debut at the Kenya Open, becoming the first Isle of Man player to compete on the Ladies European Tour (LET). The event, held at the Vipigno Ridge resort, just outside Mombasa, carries an overall purse of €350 000, with the winner taking home €45 000, as well… ... Read More
Tom’s FPI Blog December 2022 (1/26/2023) - Having come back from Q School late last month after a busy end to the 2022 season, I thought I would take some time to reflect before penning my final Blog of what has been a pretty frustrating, and mostly disappointing year. With the way the Tour is organised, there is always a chance to recover with a good final Q School performance but, although I made the Final Stage… ... Read More
Tom’s FPI Blog September 2022 (1/26/2023) - I’ve had a very mixed few weeks in September with some really nice rounds, unfortunately mixed in with some disappointing ones where I didn’t play my best golf, or the putts just didn’t drop. However, the fundamentals of my game still feel strong and I put a lot of this down to my practice routines so I thought I’d share some of these with you this month. My practice is… ... Read More
Tom’s FPI Blog August 2022 (1/26/2023) - It feels like it’s been a little since I last wrote a blog, there’s certainly been lots of golf since I last updated you all!  Over the last four weeks I was able to play on the full DP World Tour as they held events that counted for both their rankings and the Challenge Tour rankings. Fortunately they were all UK based too much made it a no brainer as… ... Read More
Tom’s FPI Blog May 2022 (1/26/2023) - A short blog this week as I look back on a great TT week on the Island and forward to the next stint of events on the Tour. The first three weeks in Europe were a real mixed bag with the weather. I played in the height of the winds in both Spain and Scotland which made scoring very tricky although I felt that I was hitting the ball pretty… ... Read More
Tom’s FPI Blog April 2022 (1/26/2023) - Apologies for the long gap since my last blog, but there hasn’t been much happening over the early Spring so not much to report. I was supposed to play 3 tournaments in Africa in March but a combination of events meant that 3 turned into one so not as much competitive golf as I would have liked. On the plus side, that has meant more time at home on the… ... Read More
Tom’s FPI Blog February 2022 (1/26/2023) - After a fairly long off-season (I last completed in Portugal at the end of September 2021) I am about to embark on my new season, beginning at the great Fancourt Golf Estate in George, South Africa. This starts a run of four consecutive events in South Africa, before a two week break and a further two events in SA, followed by a visit to Tanzania to play an event at… ... Read More