Ian Poulter shared some wise words of wisdom for apsiring young golfers with Sky Sports Golf presenter Iona Stephen during the first round of the Saudi International on Thursday.
The European Tour veteran shot a 3-under par opening round at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club, leaving him six shots behind the leader David Horsey.
Poulter, who turned professional in 1996 and now at the age of 45, has amassed 17 wins and is one of the European Tour’s most experienced players.
During the opening round of this week’s Saudi International, Poulter was asked what the younger generation should be doing if they have hopes of one day playing on the big stage.
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“I think the simple thing is, when you wake up in the morning and you can say to yourself how much do you really want it? It should self motivate you to work hard,” said Poulter.
“The difference between the kids today than when I started is the technology, being able to analyse their swings, the statistics and all of that good stuff, that’s right there at their fingertips now which is going to develop them quicker.
“Find a good coach, find someone that you can compete with every time you go out and play golf, I had my brother to bounce off of.
“It’s really exciting, the game of golf is in a really good place, we need to keep more juniors coming back to it but if you’re an aspiring young girl or boy and you want to go the whole way then work hard. Work hard and be dedicated.”