JAMIE Garner (left) , 21, one of Graham Moore's stable of up and coming young professionals excelled on his five-week trip to the Moonlight Golf Tour in Florida with Moore.
In his 17 tournaments he never finished outside the top 20, had five top-ten finishes and two top-fives.
He qualified for the NEXT! Level Tournament on two occasions, but was only able to participate in one due to returning back to the UK. In this outing he finished a creditable 20th narrowly missing qualification for a Liberty Event where the qualifiers play for a 15,000 dollars first prize.
On his way to these successes he beat some outstanding players such as Eric Frischette who lost in the semi-final of the 1996 US Amateur Championship to no less a person than Tiger Woods having been six up against the now world number one, Dave Rummells and Greg Towne USPGA Tour Players for the past 20 years, John Connolly Buy.com Tour Player, England Elite squad member Scott Jackson, Sean Wiffin and Matt Lofthouse European Challenge Tour Players.
Moore quotes: "It was fantastic to watch Jamie, who I've taught since he was eight years old, to play so well, considering his last competitive round prior to the USA was in October 2001.
"I've worked on a few new ideas with Jamie during October 2001 February 2002 with psychology and technique, these have certainly paid off and for him to have beaten such players as Frischette, Rummells and Towne makes all the effort Jamie and I have put in over many years worthwhile.
"Jamie is, and will be for many years to come, an excellent role model for all the top amateurs and juniors who are under my wing. All my amateurs and juniors who were present this year in the USA looked up to him and his success, even though they all excelled in their own sections.
"Jamie has had an excellent start to the 2002 season, with his continued practice and new ideas I am certain that he will excel on the Tamsel and Europro Professional Tours for the remainder of the season."
Garner quotes: "The new things and psychology that Graham and I have worked on last winter have helped tremendously and I can see a new direction. With Graham's enthusiasm, dedication and support I'm now looking forward to the 2002 season."