Toomey played golf all through his childhood, making representative age group teams, and says he had a moment of realisation at the end of his first year at university.
“The expectation was that I would go on and study, the family was very much education first and sport second. I was applying for my second year and Mum, the enforcer, asked about golf. She said I might only get one shot at it and that if I showed her a dedicated 10-year plan I could give it a go. I had a plan sorted within 30 minutes.”