Ye blog: It's a learning process

Wed 21 Jan 2015

Ye blog: It's a learning process

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Hua Hin, Thailand, January 20: Young talent Ye Jian-feng of China reflects on his 2014 season and shares his thoughts ahead of the Asian Tour Qualifying School Final Stage presented by Sports Authority of Thailand which starts on Wednesday.
By Ye Jian-feng
I am back here at the Qualifying School again. It’s still pretty much the same for me, nothing special. I will just try my best to play well this week. I’ve played mainly on the Asian Development Tour last season and it has helped a lot in my game. You tend to see improvements in your game when you get to play more tournaments. It helps to keep your game at a certain standard too. It has been a great experience playing on the ADT.
I have not set any targets for myself. I just want to try my best and hopefully I can make amends from missing out on the Tour card last year. I love playing on the Asian Tour. I like the atmosphere here. I have got a lot of good friends here and I always enjoy playing here.
I spent the last one month practicing and prepare myself for the Qualifying School. I can’t say it will definitely help but I will have to do my best to play well. The courses are in great condition. I think it has improved a lot from last year, especially the greens at Springfield. I guess you just need to adapt to the conditions here. The wind picks up quite a bit in the afternoon at Lakeview so it is going to be tricky this week.
I was kind of disappointed with my performance last year. I didn’t play well on the Asian Tour and I didn’t do really well on the ADT either but I treat it as a learning process for me. I think all players go through these so I just have to keep on doing what I’ve been doing. I like the game so I will continue to work hard to succeed in the game. I have never thought of giving up. I knew it was different being an amateur and a professional. I knew it was not easy. I think it’s a learning process that you need to go through before you can make a breakthrough so I will just keep heading towards that direction and hopefully my breakthrough will come soon.
I am lucky because I always get to play with a few of the experienced players from Chinese Taipei, like Lin Wen-tang. They usually give me a lot of good advices on how to tackle the golf course. They made it less stressful on the course too and I enjoy the game more whenever I play with them.