New Director of Marketing & Development at Elizabeth Finn Care

first_imgMalcolm Tyndall has been appointed as the new Director of Marketing & Development at Elizabeth Finn Care. He joins from Dimbleby Cancer Care, where he was the first non-family member to run the charity.Before that he had been Director of Fundraising for Motor Neurone Disease Association, Clubs for Young People and a consultant for the Home Office.Tyndall said: “This is an exciting time for Elizabeth Finn Care not least because its client group of professionals are being especially hard hit in these economic times. It is a great opportunity to take the charity’s fundraising and marketing to a new level.”www.elizabethfinncare.org.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  45 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 19 January 2009 | News Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. New Director of Marketing & Development at Elizabeth Finn Carelast_img read more

Perryman says economy booming

first_img Pinterest Perryman says economy booming Previous articleUTPB read-in brings out local poets, authorsNext articleOdessa police investigating shooting at Arbor Oaks Apartments admin WhatsApp Ray Perryman is the head of The Perryman Group and serves as a distinguished professor at the International Institute for Advanced Studies. The economies of Odessa and Midland are booming again with the Permian Basin oil industry, bringing renewed challenges such as labor shortages, housing scarcity and a demand for greater investment in public infrastructure such as roads and schools, economist Ray Perryman said Thursday.Perryman, a leading Texas economist who lives in Odessa, projected local job and real gross product to outpace the state and the country over the next five years. Odessa alone should see employment grow by about 2.2 percent a year, adding more than 8,200 workers by 2022.“The economy right now: There is every indication that it should do very well in both communities,” Perryman said. “Very few places in the country see those kind of (growth) rates. They are very very impressive rates. And it’s because of the strength of the oil industry, and the fact that it seems to have some staying power.”The majority of oil companies in the region can profitably drill a new well at oil prices that today hover above $60 a barrel.But here are the main constraints Perryman discussed:Education: Schools in Odessa and Midland need to improve, making the cities more attractive places to live and educating the future workforce. Perryman said the state needs to better fund schools amid rapidly changing demographics.“We have a demographic time-bomb in this state, and we have to do something about it,” Perryman said.Tariffs: The Trump administration’s decision to apply a 25 percent tariff on steel will make pumping oil in the Permian Basin more costly.“It will raise costs,” Perryman said. “If you think about it, everything they put in the ground, everything they put on top of the ground, and everything they use to do it has a lot of steel in it.”In the most recent Dallas Fed Energy Survey, one of the unnamed respondents from an oil company indeed pointed to steel tariffs as creating uncertainty in the cost outlook.“Longer term, the tariff could impact many facets of the exploration and production industry and could cause additional inflationary pressures while it’s in place,” the executive wrote.An oilfield service company executive pointed to the same problem, commenting that the “recent uncertainty regarding steel tariffs has the potential to create a major immediate shortfall in upstream drill pipe and to add significantly to costs, which would negatively impact the internal rate of return on many plays. This uncertainty is self-inflicted and unhelpful to our energy business.”Labor: The unemployment rates — around 3.2 percent in Odessa and 2.5 percent in Midland — show a tight labor market and struggle to find workers, after thousands left during the bust that hit about four years ago.Oilfield services firms are driving job growth and continue to need more workers.“The labor shortage in West Texas is only getting worse,” an executive of an oilfield services company commented to the Dallas Fed. “It’s not only affecting hiring, but also the availability of contract or third-party labor.”Perryman said nearly all of the workers in Odessa and Midland who want jobs have them. He said immigrant labor is also critical for the state and the region — particularly in the construction sector.“It’s always tough to get workers,” Perryman said. “We have very low unemployment rates here.”Infrastructure: Developing secure water supplies and infrastructure is critical in the arid region, Perryman said. As overall freshwater usage by the oil industry continues to rise, oil companies also face renewed pressure to manage supplies and seek alternative water sources.Roads face additional strain as trucking surges. And the housing and rental markets continue to tighten.“Many of our staff members have very low salaries,” UTPB President Sandra Woodley said. “And many of them have seen increases as much as $400 and $800 in their rent price just over the last year.”But the strain brought by the boom that ended in 2014 may leave the area more equipped to handle the one underway, Perryman said.“It’s going to be tough,” Perryman said. “The best problem you can have is the problem of growth. But it is a problem. There are things you have to do when you are growing to meet those challenges.”More Information Twitter WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img By admin – March 1, 2018 Pinterest Twitter Perryman Group.Dallas Fed Energy Survey. Local NewsBusiness Facebooklast_img read more

Johnson, Hightower photos captured the past for the future

first_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like 11-year-old wakeboarder Norman loves the sport Jake Norman speaks a language that not many 11 year old kids understand. Fakie, mobe, olé, off-axis spin, switchstance and… read more Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… “Both of these men documented everyday life and, by doing so, they captured a rapidly changing and disappearing agrarian society,” Metzger said. “The ‘Looking Through the Lens’ exhibition spans the 20th Century.”Because of the close kinship between Pike and Barbour counties, Metzger said the “moments in time” captured by these two photographers will strike a chord with many people in both counties and bring into focus the past for those too young to remember or to have known.Manuel Holman Johnson was born on a farm in Dale County in 1910. In 1935, while living in Troy and working for the Jitney Jungle, he married Ethel Jordan, from Midland City, who was a student at Troy State Teachers College. “Both Holman Johnson and his wife had grown up on the farm, so they both had an appreciation for the rural community,” Metzger said. “After Pearl Harbor was bombed, Johnson tried to enlist in the Army but was turned down because of some dental problems.”Johnson was a ham radio operator and was asked by the United States government to teach radio at the college.In 1944, Johnson was drafted into the U.S. Navy and finally had his chance to serve his country.“It was in the Navy that he became a photographer,” Metzger said. “When he came home from the Navy, he opened a photography business in Troy, a business that spanned nearly a half century, from 1946 until 1990.” A photograph is a moment frozen in time. And when those moments span 100 years, it’s incredible the stories they can tell, said Richard Metzger, executive director of the Johnson Center for the Arts in downtown Troy.“In October, we will celebrate the 100th year of the former Troy Post Office,” Metzger said. “The historic building now houses the Johnson Center for the Arts. And, to celebrate this milestone event, the Johnson Center is presenting the exhibit, ‘Looking Through the Lens: 100 Years of Photography.’”The exhibition celebrates the work of two South Alabama photographers, Holman Johnson, a professional photographer from Troy, and Draffus (D.L.) Hightower, an amateur photographer from Clayton. Johnson, Hightower photos captured the past for the future Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Skip By The Penny Hoarder The Holman Johnson photography exhibit is titled “Pike County and Beyond” and features Johnson’s work that includes scenes from Troy and its fringes.“The people and places in some of Holman Johnson’s photographs have not been identified and we are asking the public to provide us with any information they might have,” Metzger said. “So, in that sense, the Johnson exhibit is interactive.”Hightower’s exhibit is titled “To Remember a Vanishing World’ and the photographs were selected from those published in 2007 in the book by the same title.“D.L. Hightower was born in 1899 in Clayton where his family owned a Chevrolet dealership,” Metzger said. “As he traveled around Barbour and neighboring counties selling Chevrolet cars and trucks, he realized that the world he knew and loved was vanishing at a rapid pace. He knew that unless these people, places, events and activities were captured on film, they would be lost to future generations.”Hightower’s passion was to capture the agrarian culture of the rural South with his little black box lest it slip away and be all but forgotten.He used an ordinary Kodak box camera and little by little he froze moments in time.Like Johnson’s photography, Hightower’s “world” spans nearly a half-century from the early 1900s until 1965.“These two men captured the rural South, each in his own way,” Metzger said.“They preserved the past for all of us know and appreciate.”The exhibit continues through Nov. 13.“We encourage people of all ages to visit the Johnson Center and view the past through the lens of these two outstanding photographers,” Metzger said. “They have preserved the past for the future and we owe them a great debt of gratitude.” Published 12:01 am Saturday, August 21, 2010 Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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Art of combining chemistry and architecture

first_imgThis is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates.Many Harvard students have interests that bridge the seemingly disparate fields of art and science. Many fewer combine them in a joint concentration. Among those, Maille Radford ’17 has accomplished a first in Harvard history: earning joint degrees in chemistry and history of art and architecture.Radford already has experience in art conservation, a field that unites her two disciplines. In a senior-year internship in the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies at the Harvard Art Museums, she took samples and analyzed objects made from a variety of materials. Radford applied what she learned to her thesis on the evolution, use, reception, and degradation of plastics in modern art.“Being able to work in conservation for the first time, I’ve realized how my studies over the past four years may apply to studying art and artists’ materials,” Radford said. “It’s an incredible opportunity and has made me look at artwork differently.”Radford grew up in Dallas, and when she and her sister were young, they visited museums every Friday. In high school, she interned at the Kimbell Art Museum in nearby Fort Worth. Her curiosity about conservation science was further piqued by a family friend who worked as a paper conservator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.At Harvard, Radford declared a chemistry concentration — but her love for art didn’t fade. So she approached Gregory Tucci, director of undergraduate studies in chemistry and senior lecturer on chemistry and chemical biology, to ask if she could pursue a joint concentration.“This had never been done before, so at first I was thinking the answer was going to be: ‘no way,’” recalled Tucci. “But by the end of our conversation, it was clear that she was a very special person and that, actually, she must do this.”Doing this was not easy. Radford had to build her own academic plan of study in order to prove she could graduate in four years. And given the sheer number of courses required by each discipline, she had little time to study subjects beyond her fields. She said she would anyway have used the time to take history of art and architecture classes.That Radford earned her joint degree on time was “not surprising” to Tucci. “Maille’s someone who gets everything done, and she gets it done to the absolute highest standards,” he said.Benjamin Buchloh, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Modern Art and Radford’s history of art and architecture adviser, echoed Tucci. “Maille was more than capable and qualified to do this,” he said, adding that Radford’s interdisciplinary thesis, which incorporated analysis of Richard Hamilton’s use of plastic in “The Solomon R. Guggenheim” reliefs (1965–66), was “quite outstanding.”The pinnacle of Radford’s unique academic itinerary was her Straus Center internship. Her joint concentration required that the two disciplines be addressed in a single thesis; one place where she could conduct research to this end was right under her nose. The Straus Center was founded to encourage the intersection of conservation, conservation science, and curatorial practice.“There’s an artificial divide between the humanities and the sciences,” said Narayan Khandekar, the Straus Center’s director. “But it’s not often you find people who are willing to take risks to bridge that divide. I’m really happy Maille was able to do it.”The Straus Center rarely accepts undergraduate interns because of the rigorous advanced-level work required in conservation labs. But Khandekar said he could tell Radford possessed the knowledge and skills, along with the enthusiasm.She worked closely with Georgina Rayner, the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Conservation Science, to contribute to a comprehensive survey of the plastics collection at the Harvard Art Museums. Radford said it was exhilarating — if also intimidating — to observe the extraction of samples from works she had studied in class, such as Russian sculptor Naum Gabo’s “Construction in Space with Balance on Two Points” (circa 1925–26) and to work directly with other objects such as Jim Dine’s prints portfolio “A Tool Box” (1966). With Rayner’s oversight, Radford analyzed these objects using specialized equipment, such as the FTIR (Fourier transform infrared spectrometer).Katherine Eremin, the Straus Center’s Patricia Cornwell Senior Conservation Scientist, assisted Radford with the analysis and identification of pigments in Islamic manuscripts from the collection of Villa I Tatti, home to the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, in Florence, Italy. The works are part of the exhibition “A New Light on Bernard Berenson: Persian Paintings from Villa I Tatti” (May 20–Aug. 13).“You learn fine-motor skills and analytical techniques in the lab, but actually applying them to the artworks is very different,” Radford said.Radford spent two days a week in the Straus Center as an intern, but her involvement with the Harvard Art Museums goes back to her first days on campus. As a member of its Student Board since spring 2014, Radford helped connect the campus community and her fellow Dunster House residents with the museums. The group organized House Teas, Student Late Nights, and other popular events held in the museums.“They say it’s the students’ museum, and it’s really felt that way, based on all the chances the Student Board has had to meet with the director, curatorial staff, and others who work here,” Radford said. “It was meaningful to see how much the student perspective is valued.”Graduation means leaving behind Harvard’s artworks and laboratories, but not the world of museums. With a prestigious Marshall Scholarship, Radford will pursue graduate degrees in curatorial studies and art history, hoping to determine whether she’ll pursue a career as a curator, a conservation scientist, or something in between.“I’m so appreciative that I have this background,” Radford said, “because it has helped me understand the potential of analyzing artwork.”last_img read more

Enter the Vortex: Pisgah Brewing Vortex II

first_imgEnter the Vortex. Love the Vortex.The Christmas season just keeps getting better. First, you had the release of Cold Mountain Winter Ale, a ridiculously popular holiday beer from Highland Brewing that flies off the shelves faster than the Elf on the Shelf heading to the North Pole. Now, we get to look forward to Pisgah Brewing releasing its annual winter brew, Vortex. The annual Pisgah Brewing Vortex is typically a dark, rich, high gravity beer. This year, they’re releasing Pisgah Brewing Vortex II Russian Imperial Stout. And they’ve collaborated with French Broad Chocolate Factory to add crazy delicious cocoa nibs.Mmmm…nibs.Half of the Pisgah Brewing Vortex II batch will get the nibs, the other half will be released “naked.” Both will be released in an annoyingly limited amounts of 22 ounce bottles. The release party is set for Dec. 20. Hit the brewery directly, or be prepared to hunt stores around Asheville for the beautiful “deuce deuce” bottles from Pisgah.last_img read more

Arena Hospitality Group opened the first luxury glamping resort in Croatia – Arena One 99 Glamping

first_imgLast week, Arena Hospitality Group opened the first family glamping resort in Croatia in the area of ​​the former Arena Pomer campsite in the eponymous settlement of Pomer, Medulin municipality, thus enriching the success of Istrian and Croatian hotel and tourism with a new trendy product.Namely, it is one of the largest glamping camps in Europe, which consists of 199 luxury tents.Glamping, or ‘glamorous camping’ or glamorous / luxury camping, combines classic camping in nature with all the amenities of a home, apartment or hotel and modern technology. The concept envisages fully equipped tents with a solid base in which weather conditions do not disturb the holiday. Glamping is a concept of vacation in contact with nature, wellness services, recreation and healthy living, top gastronomy and entertainment. Due to the good terrain, mild climate and natural attractions in untouched areas, Croatia has great potential for the development of glamping, and Arena Hospitality Group is one of the first companies to recognize such potential and just opened the glamping resort Arena One 99 Glamping.Arena One 99 Glamping is located on a peninsula near the Medulin Bay, just a few kilometers from ancient Pula, and offers three different, specially designed accommodation units, ie tents. It is intended for everyone who wants to enjoy a holiday in an environment of untouched nature, without giving up a premium bed or bedding made of combed Egyptian cotton, worthy of five-star hotels. “The transformation of Camp Pomer into luxury glamping dedicated to the glamping offer, which introduces new sustainable initiatives, has also resulted in a change of name to Arena One 99 Glamping. With a unique concept, this new resort pays tribute to the settlement of Pomer in which it is located. The name Pomer, or Pomerium in Latin, comes from the time of the Roman Empire, when the term post-moerium meant a sacred space within the walls of the city of Rome. Transformation is a demanding process and only a small part of the mosaic that makes up the “today and tomorrow” Arena Hospitality Group is listed. The goal is one, both today and tomorrow – a satisfied guest who returns … ” they point out from Arena Hospitality Group and add that this is an investment of 50 million kuna.In order to make the offer completely tailored to guests, Arena, in cooperation with top international manufacturers of luxury tents Adria Home, Lushna Group, Outstanding and Crippacampeggio, offered guests several types of glamping tents. Regardless of their size or how many people they receive (from two to six), superior comfort and luxury is uniform. Each tent is richly equipped – air conditioning, LCD Flat screen TV, fully equipped kitchenette with illy espresso machine, bathroom with luxury cosmetics set, all at the level of modern high category hotels.In addition to the superior comfort in the tents and all other facilities and additional facilities of the camp designed for the purpose of providing a luxurious vacation to its guests. Luxurious outdoor spa & wellness zone “SPA one4you” with whirlpools, treatment tents, rain room, sauna, outdoor relaxation areas, a platform for yoga programs and outdoor fitness in Istrian greenery, offers guests a place to relax mind and body, and designed was also created in accordance with nature and the concept of 4 elements – earth, air, water and fire. Spa programs and accompanying activities are completely dedicated to the harmony of mind and body (mind full vs. mindful). They are based on the concept of healthy living and include yoga programs, meditation, corrective gymnastics and stress reduction activities, while all treatments use only certified spa products of natural and organic origin.Programs and animation facilities are specially designed for the youngest guests of the camp, such as swimming schools, creative workshops, cinema and theater performances and two equipped Indian tents for kids & teens club. For additional active vacation guests have at their disposal bicycles, kayaks and increasingly popular SUP boards (stand-up paddling), and a surf school for children and adults, while additional facilities will be supplemented.The offer of food and drinks in restaurants and bars is based on local and healthy specialties, and is designed in such a way that the guest enjoys the tastes of Istria. Lounge and beach bars located in the deep shade of a pine forest right by the sea and are an ideal place to enjoy. vehicles. Electric vehicles are available inside the camp, which makes the camp sustainable, reduces CO2 emissions, while offering “green”, and it is important to emphasize that movement within the camp is allowed only by electric vehicles, which is in line with green and sustainable philosophy.Arena One 99 Glamping introduces all these specialties among the first resorts / camps in the region – which is emphasized by the word One in the name, point out the Arena Hospitality Group and add that Arena One 99 Glamping conceptually emerges from the walls of classic camping and opens new horizons for its guests. luxury vacation, with 199 accommodation units, especially prominent in the name – One 99.A few days after the opening and arrival of the first guests of Arena One 99 Glamping, renowned experts from the Croatian and world camping sector also visited. Joao Alves Pereira, President of the FICC (World Association of Campers and Caravanserai): “It is a completely new concept of camp design that has exclusively Glamping offer, wellness services, premium class service and is certainly the first in Istria, Croatia and beyond. I am amazed how the architects managed to incorporate the new buildings into the Istrian landscape ambience without disturbing the natural sequence, creating quality materials: wood, canvas and stone, a real Glamping town for approx. 700 inhabitants in 190 cottages. It is a brave challenge for everyone who knows something about the profession in this business, but it is also a challenge for the new demand profile for more natural relaxation. Hats off to the investor”.Take a look at what is probably the biggest glamping camp in Europe at the moment official websiteslast_img read more

Five bid up the junction to revamp Clapham relic

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Townsville property tops realestate.com.au search

first_imgSquadron Leader Damian Gilchrist fly’s over Townsville in the Next Generation hot air balloon ahead of the sky show. Castle Hill. Picture: Zak SimmondsBUYER interest in Townsville is causing a stir online with the city boasting the number one searched property going to auction in Queensland last week on realestate.com.au.The five-bedroom, three bathroom home at 27 Alexandra Street in North Ward is one of Townsville’s most beautiful Queenslanders which has been expertly renovated.27 Alexandra Street, North Ward.Despite a strong turnout at the auction, the property was passed in and has now been listed for sale for $2,000,000.It’s understood several interested buyers are circling the home.Regional housing markets hit heavily by the mining downturn, including Rockhampton, Townsville, Mackay and Gladstone, have performed poorly over the past year and five years.27 Alexandra Street, North Ward.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020But REA Group chief economist Nerida Conisbee said the most searched house in Queensland last week on realestate.com.au was in Townsville.“I’ve got a feeling some of the premium housing suburbs are starting to take off,” she said.“There are a few pockets there that are starting to show signs of recovery.”REIQ chief executive Antonia Mercorella urged the state government to reinstate the first home buyers grant for established housing in regional Queensland.“We know there’s a lot of great stock available but you’ve got first home buyers who are being locked out and driven to build new housing, and that’s the last thing regional markets need,” she said.27 Alexandra Street, North Ward.Ms Mercorella said there was a significant divide between the southeast corner and the rest of the state, but green shoots of recovery were starting to sprout in some areas.“I feel like most of regional Queensland has reached its bottom,” she said.“Some are bouncing back faster than others, particularly those that haven’t been exclusively reliant on the mining sector.”last_img read more

2019 Rewind: Year of FIDs

first_imgLNG World News Staff The year 2019 got into its stride quickly in terms of final investment decisions as LNG Croatia, the state-owned company has sanctioned the construction of the floating liquefied natural gas terminal on the Island of Krk in February. Image courtesy of LNG CroatiaThe project is backed by €101.4 million from the European Union as well as €100 million from the Croatian government.The remaining part of the required capital expenditures in the amount of €32.2 million will be provided by the shareholders of LNG Croatia through an increase in equity.Also in February, LNG giant Qatar Petroleum and US energy juggernaut ExxonMobil have taken the final investment decision for developing the $10 billion Golden Pass LNG export project, which is located in Sabine Pass, Texas.Image courtesy of Qatar PetroleumThe final investment decision paves the way for the construction of the Golden Pass LNG export facility, which will have a production capacity of about 16 million tons of LNG per year.Before it got acquired by Occidental Petroleum in a $55 billion deal, Anadarko Petroleum and its co-venturers in Mozambique’s Offshore Area 1 have reached the final investment decision (FID) on Area 1 Mozambique LNG project in June.The Anadarko-led Area 1 Mozambique LNG project will be Mozambique’s first onshore LNG development, initially consisting of two LNG trains with a total nameplate capacity of 12.88 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) to support the development of the Golfinho/Atum fields located entirely within Offshore Area 1.In August, U.S. LNG export project developer Venture Global LNG has made a final investment decision (FID) and closed the financing for its Calcasieu Pass LNG facility and associated TransCameron pipeline.Image courtesy of Venture GlobalThe project that will have a production capacity of 10 mtpa, has 20-year LNG sale and purchase agreements with Shell, BP, Edison, Galp, Repsol, and PGNiG.In September, Arctic LNG 2 partners headed by the Russian largest independent natural gas producer Novatek have reached the final investment decision on the $21.3 billion project on the Gydan Peninsula. Image courtesy of NovatekThe project consists of the development of the Utrenneye field and the construction of a natural gas liquefaction plant in the Russian Arctic region.The LNG plant will consist of three liquefaction trains on gravity-based structures (GBS) with an overall production capacity of 19.8 million tons per annum. The launch of LNG train 1 is scheduled for 2023, with LNG trains 2 and 3 to be launched in 2024 and 2026, respectively.While it is not a completely new export project, Nigeria LNG closed off the year 2019 with the final investment decision for its Train 7 project, which will increase the NLNG facility’s production capacity by 35 percent.Image courtesy of Nigeria LNGThis decision allows the expansion to increase the capacity of NLNG’s six-train plant from 22 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) to 30 mtpa.The construction period after FID will last approximately five years with the first LNG rundown expected in 2024.last_img read more

The world awaits for globetrotting ‘Tiger’

first_img19 Nov 2019 The world awaits for globetrotting ‘Tiger’ Photography: Leaderboard Tags: England Men’s Teamcenter_img Robin ‘Tiger’ Williams is already a golfing globetrotter with almost as many air miles as a trans-Atlantic pilot.Just like Tiger Woods, the sporting icon who inspired his middle name, the 18-year-old is intent on making his mark on planet golf.So far, the young Englishman’s journey in life has taken him on an unusual path from South Africa’s Cape to the North Wales coast. From the Granite City of Aberdeen to America’s Sunshine State.Born in Stellenbosch, Williams moved to Prestatyn as a baby. By the age of eight, he’d decided he wanted to become a golfer. Having moved to Scotland’s north-east coast and aged just 11, Williams left his family home for school in Florida as he chased his dream.Now based back in England and a key member of the men’s squad, Williams still believes the world is still his oyster.And despite being saddled with high levels of expectation as the ‘new Tiger’ ever since he first picked up a golf club, the bright teenager is happy to take all the hype in his stride.“It helps me and motivates me. I am working to prove wrong those people who doubt me,” admitted Williams during a break from coaching with his England colleagues“I don’t find it pressurised. It doesn’t bring me down. In fact, it lifts me up to work harder than before.“As I see it, I share a middle name and a love of golf with Tiger. He has a different background, ethnicity, religion, parents.“If I can mimic what he’s done that’s unbelievable, but it’s just a name even if he was the reason I got into golf.”So what about his unique journey to the point where he’s rated as one of the country’s most promising amateur talents?“It’s been a good grounding for me as I look ahead to being a pro,” added Williams.“It can be difficult, but I’m used to it now playing eight, nine weeks in a row and flying from one side of the world to the other, playing a practice round and then going again.“My air miles are good. I’ve racked up a lot of them.“Moving to America aged 11 was a big thing. Learning to do your own washing and shopping at the age of 11 is unusual!“At that age you normally rely on your parents doing that for you.“It taught me time management skills to make sure that I had enough time for everything – school, golf, gym.“I don’t feel as if I missed out on a childhood because I was doing something I loved every day.”Williams’ passport can take a bit of a breather for the moment although he will combine a winter training programme in England with a couple of visits to Quinta do Lago in Portugal as part of the England set-up.He does so with a spring in his step.Last month, Williams became only the third amateur to win on the MENA Tour when he claimed victory in an event in Jordan – closing out his victory by carding five consecutive birdies to win by eight shots.That triumph, as well as a visit to stage two of European Tour school,  has given Williams a glimpse of the standards he needs to hit in the months and years ahead.“I hadn’t enjoyed that good a 2019 leading up to Q School. But then I made it to stage two and went over to play on the MENA Tour,” he added.“I wanted to suss out if I could compete with pros on that tour who are used to the weather and conditions.“It was a real confidence-booster knowing that I could do it.”For now, Williams’ mind is set on amateur events with England – the European Championships and Home Internationals the first goals for 2020.“England Golf has been a big part of my development starting out with regional squads and then going to the boys’ team and now the men’s side,” confirmed Williams“It’s an individual sport and you don’t really get the chance to be in a team environment all that often. When you do then it’s fun and you make great friendships with lots of guys.”In 2017, Williams teed it up in the British Masters at Close House and last year was part of the Junior Ryder Cup squad at Le Golf National in Versailles.Rubbing shoulders with superstars of the game has just whetted his appetite for the future.“I did meet Tiger in France and that was good,” said the teenager with a broad smile.“I’ve looked up to these guys for so long watching them on TV and YouTube – Tiger, Rory, Koepka, Dustin, Stenson.“Look at Tommy Fleetwood who has been through England Golf development stages and reached the top level.“It shows us that it can be done.“Tiger is my hero – for what he’s done for the sport and how he changed the game.“He’s the reason I play – at the age of eight I was trying to mimic him.”And does the mimicry stem to celebrations as well as the swing?“Yeah, of course you practise the fist-pump  – everyone does it,” joked Williams who hopes to have a few celebrations of his own to showcase in 2020.last_img read more