Low Laithes golf ace Adrian Ambler in confident mood ahead of De Vere PGA North Region Championship defence

ON SONG: Adrian Ambler is in good form ahead of the De Vere PGA North Championships
ON SONG: Adrian Ambler is in good form ahead of the De Vere PGA North Championships

Wakefield golf ace Adrian Ambler will tee off to defend his De Vere PGA North Region Championship title at Herons’ Reach in Blackpool next week.

The Low Laithes professional has fond memories of the venue, having won the title last year en route to his PGA North Order of Merit title, as well as clinching the James Brearley Lancashire Open at the resort’s North Shore course just a few weeks later.

The 42-year-old, who is PGA North Region captain this year, makes the trip to the seaside in good form.

He won the Hatfields Jaguar Brough Classic last week before claiming top-spot at the Seaside Bridlington Pro-am days later.

Ambler put last year’s success in Blackpool down to a new mental approach to the game - and says he will be doing the same 12 months on.

“Last year I adopted a different mental approach to the game by not getting uptight by worrying about the bad shots,” he said.

“I suddenly realised golf is not life-saving stuff and I had to get out and enjoy it more,”

He added: “I reckon I can continue my recent form and I’ll give the championship my best shot. Even if the weather is poor I’ll still stay positive.”

He will be joined in the £13,500 two-round tournament, which takes place on June 19-20, by fellow past champions Paul Carman, John King, Mark Bradley) and Craig Corrigan.