Doull makes smooth transition to pro ranks

23rd May 2024

Jordan Doull

WA state player Jordan Doull has relinquished his amateur status and hit the ground running in his professional career, securing six consecutive top-10 finishes in his first six events.

The 25-year-old Mount Lawley GC member ended his amateur career at this month’s Australian Interstate Teams Matches, where he won three out his four matches for WA against some of the nation’s most highly regarded talents.

Having earned his card for the PGA Tour of Australasia’s 2024-25 season at Qualifying School in April, Doull made the swift switch to the professional ranks to start competing in the Western Swing of the adidas Pro-Am Series.

No stranger to competing against established tour players, Doull made a serene start to his pro career with a T3rd finish at the Kwinana Pro-Am before sharing 9th position at the Sanwell Cottesloe Open over the weekend.

His hectic first few days as a professional rounded out with the Western Australian Golf Club Pro-Am, where Doull bagged further top-10 finish before his best effort yet – T2nd at the Mitchell & Brown Spalding Park Open, where he finished at -11 for 54 holes, just a shot behind winner Brady Watt.

The hot streak wasn’t quite over, though, as he claimed T4th in the 18-hole Sun City Country Club Pro-Am on May 22 and T9th in the Dunsborough Lakes Pro-Am two days later. With players of the calibre of Jason Scrivener, Haydn Barron and Curtis Luck competing in the events, it marked a very satisfactory start to the latest phase of his career.

“I’m pretty happy with how I’ve started out,” Doull told GolfWA. “My game is feeling good and I’ve played against these guys quite a lot in the past, so I feel like I can compete.

“Nothing feels any different now that I’m a professional. I’m still going out there and just playing golf, trying to keep it simple. The only difference is the money.”

Like most golf pros, Doull harbours lofty ambitions but his immediate focus is to establish himself on the local circuit and build from there.

“In the short term, my goal is to do well on the Aus PGA and keep my card. Q-School is pretty brutal and I don’t want to have to go through that again anytime soon,” he said.

“Looking five years down the track, I’d like to be playing my golf all around the world and would love to be competing in Majors. But I’d also be happy playing on the Asian Tour for 20 years. The money’s good, I like the culture and it’s pretty close to home.”

Jordan Doull

Mr Consistency: Jordan Doull has been amongst WA’s standout amateurs over the past 12 months


Primed for success

Having spent four years on the US College circuit, winning three titles for Columbus State University and earning All-American honours four times, Doull returned to Perth in late 2022 and 12 months later had established himself as one of the nation’s most consistent performers.

Doull routinely contended in events at home and interstate, with memorable turns including a runner-up finish in the 2023 South Australian Amateur, 3rd in this year’s Avondale Amateur and a top-20 in last October’s WA Open.

The GolfWA High Performance Program athlete also amassed several victories in prestigious open events at clubs around WA and finished 2023 in 6th place in the Australian Men’s Order of Merit.

Doull pinpoints a GolfWA Training Camp at Wembley Golf Course last June as a key moment in his recent development. There, he worked with biomechanical swing analysis expert Ryan Lumsden to add some width to his backswing – and everything fell into place. “Hard work and finding the right swing feels has made a big difference,” he says.

A close relationship with coach Alex McKay has also paid dividends, Doull added. “I first started working with Andrew three years ago, while I was still away at college. He was coaching at Mount Lawley at the time and we just clicked. I would do online sessions with him while I was in the US and he’s been a big factor in my success.”

Doull will begin his PGA Tour of Australasia career in earnest at the season-opening PNG Open in August. He is currently seeking sponsors. Interested parties can reach him via Mount Lawley Golf Club.

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