Graham Environmental Services Sponsors European Tour Professional Bradley Neil
GRAHAM Environmental Services are delighted to announce that our name and logo will be adorning the bag of new European Tour professional Bradley Neil.
We have signed a two year deal to sponsor the 21-year-old Scot as he embarks on the next stage of his pro career.
Bradley was one of just 15 players to secure a European Tour card for the 2018 season after a successful campaign on the second tier Challenge Tour.
Directors Stuart and Ross Graham and Phil McKenna have followed Bradley’s progress closely since he was a kid playing on the Wee Course at Blairgowrie.
They joined friends and family when, as the 2014 British Amateur champion, he joined the best players in the world competing at the 2015 Masters, with Phil caddying for Bradley at Augusta.
In addition to playing alongside previous Green Jacket winner Sandy Lyle, Bradley and Phil joined Rory McIlory and his caddie Niall Horan (of One Direction fame) for the nine-hole competition.
Commenting on the sponsorship deal, Bradley said: “It is fantastic to have Graham Environmental Services backing me on Tour. They have been with me every step of the way and this takes it to another level.
“It’s hugely exciting. This is another step up and competing at this level has been my target for the last few years, and a specific aim for the past two seasons.”
Stuart, who played in a successful Perth and Kinross County team with a teenage Bradley, said: “It’s a milestone year for us because 2018 is the 25th anniversary of Graham Environmental Services, which began as a small family firm in Blairgowrie with our parents Jimmy and Anna.
“Supporting Bradley as he takes his first steps on the European Tour is our way of marking the milestone.
“Obviously there are cost implications of going full-time on the Tour and we wanted to give him a helping hand. He will be getting up to 25 invitations over the next 12 months to tournaments all over the world, so travelling and the costs involved is a big factor of living on the tour.
“Bradley has worked tremendously hard to get to this stage and his achievement is put in perspective by the fact that he is the first Perth and Kinross player to reach this level since Brian Marchbank nearly 40 years ago – and we have produced a lot of top class amateur golfers in this part of the world.
“Guys like Wallace Booth, Gavin Dear, Kevin McAlpine and Glenn Campbell were playing off plus four and five for the county team.
“We have been family friends with his parents Rodney and Mandy for years and Bradley’s potential was obvious at the age of six or seven playing on the Wee Course at Blair. He was playing off plus one by the time he was 15.
“We watched him win the Scottish Boys, the club championship, the Amateur title at Royal Portrush and cheered him on at The Masters, US Open and the Open.
“Now everyone at Graham Environmental Services will be backing Bradley as he competes with the elite professionals who compete on the European Tour.”