Paul Broadhurst was on an aeroplane at six o'clock this morning, bound for Glasgow, en route for Largs.
There he was meeting his coach, Bob Torrance, to brush up on a swing change, they were to spend five hours together on the range and then the Atherstone golfer was returning home to confront a problem.
By finishing third in the KLM Open at Hilversum last weekend, Broadhurst elevated himself among the top 100 golfers in the world. He is 93rd in the rankings.
And by the achievement of such eminence, he has become eligible to play in the United States PGA Championship at Baltusral, New Jersey in August.
So what's the problem? "I've booked a family holiday," he said.
In February this year Broadhurst bought himself a house in Florida and to say that he is anxious to avail himself of its comforts is to put it mildly.
He plans to spend a fortnight there in August with wife Lorraine and their four children. And he's definitely going there for Christmas.
Broadhurst's dilemma is not compounded by family pressure; Lorraine is especially keen him to play at Baltusral. "It's just that I've been looking forward to this holiday for ages," says he. Then adding... "we'll see."
Students of form would probably take a bet on Broadhurst contesting the season's last major championship. He's not as high on the world list as he was in 1997 (63rd) or in the European Order of Merit (14th now; ninth eight years ago) but he's a competitive golfer, reborn after his injury problems and his friends now look for him on the leaderboard every week.
He doesn't disappoint them very often, although the Portuguese Open remains his only triumph.
"Last year was a decent year," he said, "and I felt that this year could be even better."
It is. Broadhurst has found consistency and this is being enhanced by the work he has been doing with Sam Torrance's father.
"It was a 50-50 decision," he said. "Do I make the change? I decided that I would and so far I've done okay."
But he had played at Celtic Manor in the Wales Open and in Holland without Torrance to help him, hence today's flip up to Scotland for an overhaul.
Returning to the consistency theme, Broadhurst has just played three consecutive tournaments on courses that habitually haunt him: Wentworth, Celtic Manor and Hilversum.
All he had been trying to do in the PGA at Wentworth was make the cut and he was well under par at the end.
"I'm learning to accept my bogeys," he explained. "And I'm trying to make sure of my birdie chances."
He is grasping the imperative that all the top golfers live by.
"When you're not playing well, you've still got to get it round. On your bad days, you finish one over. On your good days you're six under. That's how the top boys seem to see it," he said.
And now that Broadhurst sees it that way, too, he has come to appreciate the benefits of a strong mind and he is indebted to his adviser, John Pates, for the help that had been forthcoming.
Broadhurst's best game is much more visible than it has been and while there are obvious explanations for that, he still puts his current upsurge down to sheer hard work.
Ahead of him now is the French Open, which could get him an exemption into the Open Championship or there's the Open qualifier at Sunningdale.
Then, of course, there's the US PGA. "I may have made it into the top 100 but I don't think I'll retire just yet," he said.