Silver without sleeping
Jamie Cullum arrived in Udine having had no sleep for over thirty hours! Three days later he returned home to the UK, €3000 richer, having won a playoff for second place in the 2017 Italian Open, the first Major tournament in the European Footgolf Tour’s history, and the 3rd Major of the World Tour.
It was said, you had an incredibly tough journey to Udine.
My journey was a nightmare! I was due to arrive in Italy on Thursday night however my flight was delayed which meant the airport was shut in Venice. This meant we flew to a different airport, then had to get a coach back to Treviso airport. We then had to walk three miles (5 kilometres) to the train station for a train to Udine. Finally we took a taxi to the course. I arrived at the course with less than two hours to go before my tee time and had to play my round with no sleep for over thirty hours.
This didn’t seem to affect you game though?
The course was pretty straight forward with not many difficult holes. I don’t mind not having a practice as I like to play the course depending on how I see it and how I feel on the day. I prefer the three day-long competitions as I feel I perform better over multiple rounds. I have no problems playing multiple days.
What was in your mind before the playoff for second place against Andrea Piscopo?
To win the playoff I knew I would have to play well. Andrea is a great player and difficult to beat. Once I knew we had to a “blind shot playoff” I felt confident as I have a good record in winning those.
What is your goal after two straight podiums on the EFT?
Nothing has changed on my schedule. My main focus is still the UK and World Tours. I’m sitting in good positions in both rankings and hope to improve as the season continues.