IT'S a case of shifting the goalposts for Riverside's Sam Rawlings, at least until September.
The 19-year-old golfer made his TSL senior debut for Launceston on the weekend, starring in the Blues' 162-point win over the Kingborough Tigers.
Rawlings, who captains Waverley in the Victorian Golf Association pennant, said the call-up was a welcome surprise.
``I've had a break from golf, I was meant to be in the US but a few things didn't turn out so I came back to play footy for the winter.
``It was meant to be a bit of fun while I'm having a break, and it got a little more serious than I intended.''
Rawlings said the step up to seniors was a challenging but rewarding experience.
``The game was a lot faster, a lot more running than the development league,'' he said. ``I was definitely struggling in the last quarter.''
Despite recent successes on the footy field, Rawlings's focus has not strayed far off-course.
The former junior state golf team captain said he had still been regularly travelling to Hobart for coaching, as well as playing the odd round.
``Golf is still on top of my list for sure, it's still my passion. It's turned out pretty well _ the footy finishes a week before I start golf. I'm going to Western Australia in the middle of September and all the tournaments flow on from there.''