Stephen Lewton

I first met Stephen Lewton as a young lad, meeting him with his Dad; Michael at the family friendly Wavendon golf course located on the outskirts of Milton Keynes, UK. Over the coming years we’ve kept in touch and followed his progress through those difficult teenage years. Trying to help with some freebie eco threads, there was also an opportunity with Pringle to model some of their clothing, but the up to 5k fee proved too risky to try and hide from praying eyes and risk his then amateur status. Introducing Stephen to some of our other contacts at Bite shoes and Peak Performance to keep his ever growing body clothed.

Unfortunately he didn’t get much support from the powers that be at the prestigious Woburn Golf Club. Where Stephen’s been a member, won their club championship and is their lowest handicapped golfer apart from Poulter who they sponsor for 30k per annum. Nice one Alex Hay for supporting junior golf.

It’s certainly been a roller-coaster ride, which proves just how difficult it is to make it in golf. Highs included being selected to represent England Boys as an amateur. Securing a full sports scholarship to play golf and study at North Carolina State University, where Stephen won a couple of events on the highly competitive US college circuit. Then a further couple of wins in Australia during our winter saw him pencilled in for 2007 Walker Cup place. After a sudden loss of form during Spring / Summer in the UK ruined Stephen’s chances of final selection.

Stephen turned pro and dugged deep with his supporting family to regain his form and confidence to secure a place on next years Challenge tour, by finishing runner-up in 2009 Alps Tour. Stephen has now earned a couple of weeks off at home before jetting off to Spain to try and qualify for the European tour via Q-school. We wish him every success.

1 comment:

  1. now on full tour. came 59th in MAllorca this week