Travis Tatt has one goal ahead of the PGA National Futures in Ballarat.
And if you ask him, he'll say it's a realistic one.
The 40-year will eye a top 10 finish when he tees off at the $60,000 event held at the Ballarat Golf Club on Tuesday.
He told The Courier if he plays to his ability, it shouldn't be a problem.
"I'm pretty excited, it's the biggest trainee event of the year and being at my home club in front of members is pretty exciting," he said.
"My form is starting to improve, it hasn't been great the last few months but it's starting to come back and hopefully it will be all right come next week."
Tuesday will mark the event debut for Tatt who took up a traineeship with the Ballarat Golf Club 12 months ago.
At 40-years of age the self confessed 'late bloomer' said it was better to be late than never.
"I was always a top amateur but a few things happened, and I had a few opportunities to do it earlier in my career but now I felt the time was right," he said.
Tatt enjoyed a read-hot start to the year, winning two trainee events in Melbourne before placing runner-up at the 2019 Rich River Trainee Classic. But his form dropped off as he began to battle issues off the course.
"I had a really good start to the year and at one point I was ranked number one in Australia in scoring average," he said.
"I had a few personal issues for a while, but I did a bit of work and it's starting to come back."
Lining up against almost 100 other entrants, the first two days of the event will be a pro-am, with amateurs playing alongside professionals in full tournament conditions.
Tatt said his local knowledge of the course would aid him against some of the best up-and-comers in the country.
"It's a tough course especially if the wind gets up. I like playing tough courses and I'm pretty confident, that if it is tough conditions, I can battle through," he said.
It's the biggest trainee event of the year and being at my home club in front of members is pretty exciting.Travis Tatt
As the brother of professional female golfer Angela Tatt, Tatt said the game runs in the family.
With two years of his traineeship to go, he hoped to work his way onto the seniors tour once he turned 50.
In the meantime he said a paycheck next week would be nice.
"It's the competition that I love, Just getting out there and playing against yourself," he said.
"Golf is similar to life, you get good breaks and bad breaks and sometimes you have to battle through."