Interview

"Golf is more calculated and requires a different mental approach, spanning 3-4 hours, rather than 30 seconds."

When did you start playing golf and why?
I started in 2011 after and injury. I wanted something that was different to bike racing and liked the social and relaxed side to golf. 

Your current handicap?
18-20

Best trick on and off the Green?
There are no tricks in my game. I am purely built for speed and go from A to B as fast as possible. 

Favorite place to play?
The Algarve! I went straight to Portugal last summer after winning the world championships in July. Unfortunately, my competition schedule is tough and that was the last time I played a round! 

Your "Dream Flight"? Who would be with you on the green? 
My best friends! Nothing beats a round of golf to catch-up with your best mates! 

Golf is... 
Very different to the adrenaline fueled sport of BMX racing. It's more calculated and requires a different mental approach, spanning 3-4 hours, rather than 30 seconds. 

Looking forward to KING of GREENS 2014, because...
My competition schedule is in full flow and this will be a great opportunity to enjoy some time away from training and racing. There's nothing better than a fun day out on the course! 

Any messages to your KING of GREENS competitors before hitting the green?
I'm looking forward to meeting athletes from a vieraty of different sports in an environment that we're not 100% comfortable in. It's going to be fun! 

Portrait


Bike

Liam Philips

Full Name

Liam Philips

 

Date of Birth

March 11th, 1989

 

Country

England 

 

Your Sport and Discipline

BMX Racing

 

Latest Career Highlight 2013/2014

Current world champion & current wordl cup points leader

 

Best Moment of your Career

Becoming world champion for the first time in 2013. Competing at the London 2012 Olympics. 

 

Sponsors

 

OAKLEY, NISSAN, FOX HEAD EUROPE, RENTHAL, PARKOUR RIDE, ULTIMATE BMX PARTS, LEATT PROTECTIVES