Q&A with Humza Rafique
This week at Play-Ex Sports we’ve enjoyed speaking with Humza Rafique to discover more about his career.
1. Where did it start and how’s it going?
Started at 7 years old when my Dad took me to the driving range. From there I just got hooked. Going really well, still have the same enjoyment and passion for it now, as I did when I first started.
2. What is the most enjoyable part of your career?
Being able to compete on a regular basis and constantly work on my craft.
3. Who has had the biggest influence on your career so far?
Definitely my Dad – he has been with me and supported me every step of the way.
4. What is your favourite memory or achievement so far?
Have a lot of favourite memories, from tournaments and team events, but favourite achievement would be as a pro finishing Top-10 in the 2020 Tour Final and winning the resulting shootout.
5. If you could improve one area of your performance, what would it be?
Scoring – doesn’t matter how well you hit the ball, the scores need to be as low as possible.
6. Do you have any superstitions or routines that you stick to before competing tournaments?
I always a use a number 3 golf ball and have the same warm up routine before each tournament.
7. What do you enjoy doing outside of sport?
Enjoy socialising and playing a bit of COD. During the off-season I play quite a bit of 5-A-Side football which is a lot of fun.
8. What’s the biggest challenge of being a sports professional?
The amount of dedication and discipline that is required. It’s also not your typical 9-5 job. As an athlete, some days you’re grafting for 12 hours.
9. What’s the best piece of advice you would give to any aspiring sports professional?
Don’t give up on your dreams. If you want it, go out and get it. There are a lot of people who will try to convince you it won’t work out, but you just have to focus on yourself and not let those type of comments deter you.
10. How did you come across Play-Ex Sports and what do you like about the Play-Ex.com platform?
Came across Play-Ex sports through Georgina Bathurst who messaged me on LinkedIn.
The platform is amazing, so simple to use and the support that I have received so far has been unbelievable. Would highly recommend it to all professional athletes.
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