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Truro golfer Banks eyes successful 2017

Truro’s Eric Banks is eyeing a successful 2017. The 24-year-old is working with swing coach Sean Foley and has signed with Truro-based Phenomenal Sports Marketing.
Truro’s Eric Banks is eyeing a successful 2017. The 24-year-old is working with swing coach Sean Foley and has signed with Truro-based Phenomenal Sports Marketing.

TRURO, N.S. – Eric Banks is surrounding himself with good people as he looks to break into the upper ranks of professional golf.

Banks, a 24-year-old from Truro, is working with swing coach Sean Foley – one of the game’s top instructors, who previously coached PGA Tour stars Tiger Woods and Hunter Mahan.

Banks also has a strength coach and has chosen Truro-based Phenomenal Sports Marketing to handle his marketing management.

Indeed, things are on the upswing for Banks, who turned professional last August and is gearing up for the new season in the spring.

“My game is trending in the right direction,” said Banks, a lefty and former collegiate player at the University of Florida (NCAA, Division 1). “I've picked out two key areas to improve this off-season and I’m very pleased with the progress thus far. I’m excited to go back to Florida (this month) to continue the process and can’t wait to bring the new skill sets to the table in May.”

Banks received sponsors exemptions to play in two Canadian Tour events in 2016. He also attempted to qualify for the Web.com Tour through Q-school in September, where he was unable to advance to the second stage.

“Unfortunately, I didn't make it through Q-school this year, but I learned more about myself in that event than any tournament I’ve ever played in,” he said. “I was able to dive into the stats of each round and it helped me build a specific plan for the off-season; improving weaknesses and maintaining strengths.”

Next up for the NCAA Academic All-American will be equipment fittings with Titleist in California later this month, before returning to Jacksonville, Fla., to hone his game for the 2017 season.

To help with his upcoming professional expenses, Banks is affiliated with the University of Jacksonville as the golf team’s assistant coach.

Banks hopes his affiliation with Phenomenal Sports Marketing will help with sponsorship dollars and endorsement contracts.

Truro resident Dave Williamson is a co-owner of Phenomenal. Banks said he is thrilled to have Williamson and his team in his corner.

“Dave has a lot of experience in marketing and I'm impressed with his work so far,” he said. “His dedication is incredible and I’m excited about our partnership as we move forward.”

Banks, a 24-year-old from Truro, is working with swing coach Sean Foley – one of the game’s top instructors, who previously coached PGA Tour stars Tiger Woods and Hunter Mahan.

Banks also has a strength coach and has chosen Truro-based Phenomenal Sports Marketing to handle his marketing management.

Indeed, things are on the upswing for Banks, who turned professional last August and is gearing up for the new season in the spring.

“My game is trending in the right direction,” said Banks, a lefty and former collegiate player at the University of Florida (NCAA, Division 1). “I've picked out two key areas to improve this off-season and I’m very pleased with the progress thus far. I’m excited to go back to Florida (this month) to continue the process and can’t wait to bring the new skill sets to the table in May.”

Banks received sponsors exemptions to play in two Canadian Tour events in 2016. He also attempted to qualify for the Web.com Tour through Q-school in September, where he was unable to advance to the second stage.

“Unfortunately, I didn't make it through Q-school this year, but I learned more about myself in that event than any tournament I’ve ever played in,” he said. “I was able to dive into the stats of each round and it helped me build a specific plan for the off-season; improving weaknesses and maintaining strengths.”

Next up for the NCAA Academic All-American will be equipment fittings with Titleist in California later this month, before returning to Jacksonville, Fla., to hone his game for the 2017 season.

To help with his upcoming professional expenses, Banks is affiliated with the University of Jacksonville as the golf team’s assistant coach.

Banks hopes his affiliation with Phenomenal Sports Marketing will help with sponsorship dollars and endorsement contracts.

Truro resident Dave Williamson is a co-owner of Phenomenal. Banks said he is thrilled to have Williamson and his team in his corner.

“Dave has a lot of experience in marketing and I'm impressed with his work so far,” he said. “His dedication is incredible and I’m excited about our partnership as we move forward.”

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