St Francis - Like most
professional golfers, Jake Roos is searching for something, and amidst an
incredible run of form on the Sunshine Tour, it seems he has found it.
Roos heads into Thursday's first round of the Origins of
Golf at St Francis Links having finished in the top 10 in four of his last five
tournaments with the fifth event an 11th finish.
His good form has been a combination of the six-month break he
took from the game in the first half of 2016, some drastic swing changes he
made earlier this year, and perhaps the most important ingredient - a search
"Sometimes we try too hard out here. My focus now is to do my bit,
go out and play, and have fun," said Roos.
"The swing changes I made were pretty drastic, but they have given
me a lot more consistency. I'm finding myself up on the leaderboard a lot more
where I want to be.
"I think a bunch of things I've been working on has just given me
a bit more peace of mind. Then again, golf is so fickle so I won't say I have
any solution to the game. I'm not trying to over-analyse it too much."
In terms of the fun side of golf, Roos has been in his element in
the two-day pro-am section of this year's Origins of Golf series, and
where he's brought in a new innovation for the amateurs.
"I bought a golf radar at the start of the year largely
for my own game. But I thought it could add some value for the amateurs and
sponsors at these tournaments.
"So we set up on a particular hole and the
golfers predict how far they think they'll hit their drive, and then we show
them how far it actually went. It's a lot of fun."
It seems that's going to remain the theme for Roos this season.