Featured Player: Dave Coupland

Featured Player: Dave Coupland

Bio

Name: Dave Coupland | Place of Birth: Boston, England | Club: Woodhall Spa GC | Date of Birth: 16/03/1986 | Turned Pro: 2012+3

Dave currently plays on on the European Challenge Tour after winning the 2018 PGA Europro Tour Order of Merit – having had nine top ten finishes in 2018, including a victory either side of his only missed cut of the year at The Pentahotels Championship. His first win was at The Ablrate.com Championship, defeating countrymen Joe Dean and Richard Mansell by one shot before again defeating Mansell, this time by two, at the IFX and Winged Boots Championship as he moved to the top of the Order of Merit.

Dave signed off with a runner-up finish at the season-ending Tour Championship, three shots behind fellow graduate Nick McCarthy. Dave is no stranger to the Challenge Tour having played on Europe’s second tier in 2014 and 2015, securing three top tens in his first full season and two in his second. After turning professional in 2012, his best finish on Europe’s top developmental tour was a tied second place at the 2014 Turkish Airlines Challenge, two shots behind Welshman and winner Oliver Farr.

Career Achievements & Highlights

2019 European Challenge Tour player.
Won 2018 Europro Tour Order of Merit.
T6 in Le Vaudreuil Golf Challenge 2019. T10 Andalucia Challenge 2019.
Currently 38th in Order of Merit.
Won total of 4 times on Europro Tour.
9 top 10 finishes in 16 starts on Europro
Tour in 2018.
Tied 11th in first European Tour start.

Won 3 times on Europro Tour in 2018 (most won in a season).
Played Open Championship in 2007 as amateur.
Played Open Championship in 2016.
Played Challenge Tour 2014 & 2015.
Represented full England team.
Played in European Team Championships.

What are your thoughts on your season this year & what are your targets for next year?

I’ve really enjoyed the step up to Challenge Tour, the Europro Tour really set me up for this year ahead. And after the success of 2018 it was just a case of taking the same approach and
mindset into 2019. My main target for 2020 is to achieve promotion to the European Tour but with little check points along the way such as competing in the Rolex trophy which the top 45
on the order of merit play in.

What’s in the bag this year?

I’m fortunate enough to be supported by Ping, I use the G410 driver, 3 wood and hybrid with tensei blue x flex. My irons are i210 4-pw with nipon modus 105 x flex and ping wedges 50
54 58. I’m also using a 2 ball putter, which is fantastic.

What ball do you use and why?

I’m using the Titleist Pro V1x ball. I switched last year from the Pro V1 because I had more control on the wedges.

What is your career highlight?

I’ve had a few highlights in my career the ones that stand out are winning the 2018 PGA Europro Tour order of merit and playing in 2 Open Championships 2007, 2016.

What is your favourite course?

Royal Troon

Who is in your dream fourball?

I’m not sure if I have one

If you could give our followers one simple golfing tip, what would it be?

If you’re going to practice one thing, practice your short game. It will save you so many shots.

What is your favourite football (soccer) team?

Tottenham Hotspur

What Dave says about PuttPlate

I absolutely love my PuttPlate, it’s a great bit of kit that I have set up at home and also take it to the course.

 

For sponsorship opportunities with Dave contact: info@underpinsports.com

 

 


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