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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
Gandy Returns to Form in The Alps (7/22/2021) - Rowany golfing star, Tom Gandy, emphatically put an indifferent few months firmly behind him over the weekend with an excellent finish in the Challenge Tour’s Euram Open. Held in the picturesque mountains of Austria, the event saw Tom record his first Top 10 result of 2021. It had been a slow couple of months for the Manxman following his career-best finish on the full European Tour in Tenerife in early… ... Read More
2020 Isle of Man Sportsman of the Year (6/14/2021) - Rowany Golf Club’s European Tour professional, Tom Gandy, tasted success for the second consecutive year at the 2020 Isle of Man Sports Awards, as he adding the 2020 Sportsman of the Year title to the 2019 Sports Ambassador of the Year accolade he won last year. The award was hugely well-deserved as 2020 was a breakthrough season for Tom, seeing him step up from competing on the EuroPro Tour, primarily… ... Read More
Friends Provident Sponsorship (2/20/2020) - Friends Provident International (FPI) is delighted to announce sponsorship of Isle of Man professional golfer, Tom Gandy. FPI will become the Rowany Golf Club based player’s first new major sponsor of the season, as he takes his quest to break into the very top echelons of the game to a wider international audience in 2020. Steve Weston, FPI’s Interim CEO said: “As a major employer in the Isle of Man… ... Read More