Jamaican Delroy Cambridge talks about his self-taught journey into pro golf

June 23, 2014 - 9:48pm
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Delroy Cambridge

Delroy Cambridge

Raise Your Game: How did it all begin for you?

Delroy Cambridge: I started when I was 10-years-old on a nine hole course in Mandeville and I played five rounds a day. I became self-taught as a caddy and after watching golfers such as Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer on the television, I decided to give it a go.

RYG: When did you realise that golf was the game for you?

DC: I was playing in a caddy championship in Jamaica when I was 17 and I didn't lose a single tournament. From then on I didn't look back.

I worked hard on it night and day, but I didn't quite realise how much patience and time you needed. There was something within me and it was driving me to get better.

RYG: When you were younger, how did you manage to balance your schoolwork with your sport?

DC: I did my schoolwork at night after golf because there was only so much daylight. I would come home from school at three o'clock, practice until six and then do my school work from six until nine at night. I had two jobs to do, one was golf and one was school.

RYG: What has golf taught you?

DC: Golf has taught me discipline and to respect the game. It's also a wonderful place to meet new people.

 

Stats

Born: 12 November 1949

From: Mandeville, Jamaica

Sport: Golf

Achievements:

  • World Cup appearances: (1996, 1998, 2006)
  • Jamaica Open (1998)
  • Westchester Open (1994)
  • European Seniors Tour wins: 5

 

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