DAVID Howell hopes his encouraging British Masters campaign in Southport last weekend can act as a springboard for additional success in Denmark this weekend.

Howell made his first cut of the European Tour season at Hillside Golf Club, and finished T42 following rounds of 72, 70, 71 and 71 in his homeland.

But he openly admitted afterwards that his performance levels from tee to green are still not up to the standards he would expect from himself – which prompted a meeting with a member of his coaching team the Monday after his British Masters efforts.

The meeting established that fine tuning elements of the Swindon-born golfer’s game will be beneficial ahead of appearances in Denmark and Belgium before the turn of the month.

Howell said: “In terms of hitting, it’s a case of back to the drawing board.

“That’s okay, it’s not necessarily major surgery. But I have got to make some improvements and have a plan.

“Last week played a big part in putting that plan together and committing to something that’s a little bit different, and hopefully a bit better.”

The 43-year-old will bid to make his second successive cut at the Made in Denmark competition in Farso this weekend.

Following a week of embedding his new philosophies into his game, Howell is confident that taking baby steps and improving by ‘one or two per cent’ at the conclusion of each of his upcoming tournaments can help improve his increasing world ranking.

He added: “Denmark and Belgium are two events I want to make steady progress in, I’ve had a week to embed these new feelings.

“It’s not easy – one of my team made it clear making one cut won’t make me one of the most confident players on tour.

“It’s still a case of taking some baby steps and learning lessons from the last couple of weeks. Hopefully I hit some shots with authority and take some confidence from actually hitting the ball.

“Adding that to a strong mind will be beneficial.

“If I can improve by one or two per cent, then hopefully that will see me through to the weekend again.

“If I can just start to build some momentum, then things will hopefully start to build up and that confidence will return.

“There’s no doubt that last week (at the British Masters) might be the first step on quite a long journey.”