Dyke House confirm Wynyard link-up

GOLFERS from Dyke House Sports & Technology College will have state-of-the-art equipment to improve their game after a link up with The Wynard Club.

 

WORK: Graeme Storm with Dyke House's golfers at Wynyard

GOLFERS from Dyke House Sports & Technology College will have state-of-the-art equipment to improve their game after a link up with The Wynard Club.

As part of the Hartlepool college’s scholarship programme, which works closely with consultant and European Tour pro Graeme Storm, the golf scholars will regularly travel across the A689 to work at one of the finest courses in the North-East.

The Elite Development Squad scheme at Dyke House has enjoyed brilliant success on greens and fairways over the last four years.

Jack Ainscough has just started his first year at Colorado State University after becoming an England international and recording a long list of achievements during his time at Dyke House.

Will Skipp has won numerous honours and represented English Schools’ to join a long line of county successes, while Jack Burton and Amy Sutheran will be teeing off at the Junior British Masters on Tuesday at Close House.

Now Dyke House has confirmed its most promising golfers will be heading to Wynyard to work on their swing, as they prepare to enter national competitions.

SUCCESS: The Dyke House golfers have enjoyed huge success in recent years

Storm, who won the South Africa Open by beating Rory McIlroy in January, said: "Dyke House is very pleased to be associated with The Wynyard Club. The simulator and golf performance centre gives the students an excellent opportunity to be able to work on their game all year round regardless of the weather.”

Wynyard, where some of the biggest names on the European Tour played for the Seve Trophy in 2005, has an impressive driving range to go with the championship course and performance studio.

As part of the partnership, Wynyard will supply support from PGA coaches Andrew Betts and James Harper to work with the students on a regular basis as well as the tips they will receive from Storm.

Wynyard’s director of golf Chris Mounter said: “We see it as a great move for Dyke House to be based out of Wynyard this year, making use of our first class practice facilities and GC2 Simulator Room to help give instant feedback to the students.

“The club is keen to work closely with Graeme and Dyke House to hopefully attract more juniors into golf and feed through to more elite players for the programme.”

As well as the sessions at Wynard, Dyke House will also be taking golfers up to St Andrew’s next month for the Dunhill Links Championship.

To hear more about the Elite Development Squad programme come along to Dyke House’s open evening on Monday, September 25 at 6pm.

BY DYKE HOUSE REPORTER
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