Liam Phipps

One Of Our Own

Liam joined us here at FLR in 2021, as he looks to progress as a professional golfer. With aspirations of making it onto the European tour, we will support him every step of the way so he can achieve his dream.

At the age of 14, Liam gained his first handicap of 28, after taking an interest in golf through his uncle who used to take him during the school holidays. After he passed away in early 2009, Liam started to take golf more seriously, and by the age of 17 he’d already achieved a scratch handicap.

“Pretty much around the time I got to scratch, I started playing competitively for Olton (home club) and at county level. I think I managed to win my first county event at 19 and then ended up winning 8 more over the next few years.” 

Turning Pro

Throughout his time playing for club and county, he managed multiple individual successes. Between 2017-19, Liam managed to win the Hollinwell and Lagonda Trophy as well as the English Championship stroke play.

By the time 2020 came about, he managed to get his handicap down to +5 and made the decision to turn professional.

“After winning at county and national level, I felt the time was right to join the paid ranks and compete at a higher level.”

In 2021, Liam achieved his first professional win at the Nottinghamshire and was a regular fixture on the clutch tour, achieving numerous top 15 finishes. Later in the year, he joined us at FLR on the production team, giving him more freedom to focus on his golf.

Liam & FLR

Coming to FLR has given him the opportunity to take his game to the next level whilst also gaining experience in a completely different industry.

“Since joining FLR, it has opened my eyes to working in a modern, forward-thinking business and surrounding myself with others who have the same mindset of work hard play hard. The role that Jeff (managing director) has given me as my own boss gives not only flexibility but also instils a sense discipline needed to make the next step.”

Next Steps

This coming year, he’s looking to progress further in The Open qualifiers and the European Tour school

“I’ve got a big year coming up with the tour school and the open qualifiers and I want to make sure I’m in the best position to do as well as possible in both. I made it to the final stage last time with the open and now it’s about doing all I can to get through.”

Although focused on the next 12 months, his future ambitions are still at the forefront of his mind.

“It’s all about that category A and making it on to the PGA tour. I know there’s a long way to go until then, but you’ve got to have that drive to get to the top level. I wouldn’t be doing this if I didn’t think I was capable of making the grade.”