LAST SEASON Ted Higgins finished in seventeenth place in the Irish PGA Lexus Race to Mount Juliet, in association with PING and Failte Ireland, playing an impressive round of golf on the final day of the season at the Mount Juliet venue, coming close to winning the one day tournament.
In the end the more natural order of things ensured that it was his cousin David Higgins, the full time professional, who took all the honours, and deservedly so after a seven under par round of 65.
As an amateur Higgins played junior and senior golf winning competitions at national level in individual and team events. In addition was selected for Cork, Munster and Irish Teams with selected golfing achievements as an amateur that include, Runner up Munster Youths Sports Star of the Year, Player of the Year in Christian Brothers College, Won Senior Presidents Prize in Ballybunnion, County Kerry and Amateur Course Records
In September 1995 he turned Professional in September and became a fully qualified PGA professional in November 1997.
In 2009 Ted Higgins put his time into building a team of Irish professionals all focused on breaking through European Tour Qualifying School into the major ranks within two seasons and as a result created FORE Ireland, which also included David Mortimer, Michael Collins and Mark Staunton. In 2010 the team was joined by 1995 Ryder Cup star, Philip Walton.
This week Ted Higgins embarks in his new role as the Professional at Mount Wolseley Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort in Tullow, County Carlow, returning to his natural vocation having given the game his full attention for last two seasons.