James is preparing for the Pan American Games after two disappointing appearances in the 2014 Central American & Caribbean Games and the 2015 Latin America Amateur Championship. This years highlights have been victories in both the Trinidad & Tobago Open and The Sir Garry Sobers Festival of Golf Championships.
"The two first tournaments where a big test of patients for me. I didn't play well but learnt a lot about my game", say Johnson. "I was up against some tough competition but I should have done better and I will learn from my mistakes".
Johnson came back though with convincing victories in regional tournaments in Trinidad and Barbados. "My confidence is back and I feel that I can produce consistently good scores", Johnson continues. "And I have some new equipment that I am very happy with".
Johnson's schedule is busy in July, off to Canada on July 8th then back home on the 22nd and then off again to the Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships in Montego Bay, Jamaica from July 26 - August 2, 2015 where he captains the Barbados team in the Hoerman Cup Division.
Johnson will have the best possible support in Toronto with Royal Westmoreland head Pro, Roger Beale as manager/coach and on the bag during the competition.
"Roger and I are great friends and have shared a lot of amazing golf experiences together. The 2006 World Cup that we both competed in representing Barbados was one of the best events I've ever been a part of and Roger was right there with me every step of the way. With Rodger by my side, I feel we can really do well in Toronto", say Johnson.
The Pan American Games are ready to go, spectators will be able to walk the course along with the players, getting up close to every drive, approach shots and the subtle breaks of every putt. Stay close enough to hear player and caddy talk strategy or find the perfect vantage point from which to watch the action unfold on three or four holes at once. The competition promises to be intense as approximately half of the 20 top men’s and women’s golfers on the amateur world-ranking are from the Americas.
The competition is scheduled to take place during July 16th to 19th.
The venue is Angus Glen Golf Club, one of Canada’s most prestigious golf courses.
By Benny Larsson