Shropshire student is teeing up a promising golf career

A 15-year-old Shropshire school pupil is teeing up a promising golfing career as he swings into the new year.

Dylan Jones
Dylan Jones

Dylan Jones, who combines his academic studies with golf training and competing at Ellesmere College, has reflected on a successful 2018, which has set him up for more progress this year.

In his last event of the year, the year 11 pupil followed in the footsteps of Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia, Nick Dougherty, Luke Donald and Georgia Hall by taking part in the Junior European Open at the renowned Alcaidesa Links Resort in Spain.

The five day event was played across two courses and Dylan made the cut for the final day.

“I made the cut after needing a birdie on 18 to get four over,” he said.

“It taught me a better sense of tournament golf and where I am, as I was playing against relatively good player.

“This competition also had a much more professional feel to it with caddies and travelling – as well as featuring on Sky Sports Golf presented by David Livingstone, who I got to speak to.”

Dylan did well against a strong competitive field of 17-year-olds and aims to enter the tournament again this year.

It follows various other competitions including a first place finish at the British Schools Golf Northern Links Open in March.

Dylan joined Ellesmere College Golf Academy two years ago in order to combine his sporting practice with academic studies – and said it is paying off.

“When I first joined Ellesmere my handicap was 29 but I got it down to 22 that summer, then within 12 months I was off eight,” he said.

“It came down by seven overnight as a result of a school competition in Fleetwood. For next year I’m hoping to get it below four pushing three.

“The golf academy at Ellesmere was a real attraction for me coming to the College and from day one.

“I have really been supported by all staff in my academic and golf development.

“My game and confidence has really increased – I am making the right progress for my game.”

Harry Orr, Golf Liaison at Ellesmere College, said: “Dylan has displayed a great maturity and focus in his game this past year and I have seen him make great strides.

“He will benefit from these kinds of experiences and at times spectators have commented upon his control and focus.”

Dylan has access to a full and rounded golf education, covering all aspects of the game with tution from PGA golf professional, James Davies from Mile End Golf Club – where Ellesmere College’s partnership allows students to make use of the facilities there.

The excellent on-site facilities at Ellesmere College include a CONGU certified nine-hole golf course, SkyTrak Golf Simulator, an artificial putting green and access to strength, conditioning, fitness and cardiovascular gyms, on campus, supervised by a fitness coach.

It also includes a minimum six hour’s supervised tuition a week, including video analysis, long and short game development, on course observation and fitness.

Supporting Shropshire Live...
Shropshire Live
Shropshire Live has been providing Shropshire with independent news and entertainment since 2009. Send us your news to interact@shropshirelive.com or call 01743 818 095. For advertising information call Fiona on 01743 816 817.

Featured Articles

Competition: Proms & Prosecco in the Park and Fireflies Festival at Weston Park

Two amazing festivals are heading to Weston Park this May, find out more and enter our competition to win a VIP Family Pass to both events.
Easter Featured Article

Out and About in Shropshire Easter 2019

It is busy time across Shropshire this Easter with plenty of events and activities across the county. Take a look at some of the events near you.
- Advertisement -

Three arrested following van theft in Church Stretton

Three people have been arrested after a Ford Transit van was stolen from a delivery driver in Church Stretton and recovered by police.
A Bearded dragon was found dumped in shoebox. Photo: RSPCA

RSPCA received over 120 calls about exotic animals in Shropshire last year

The RSPCA received more than 120 calls about exotic animals last year in Shropshire, new figures show.
Richard Burbidge, president of Shropshire Horticultural Society

New president for society behind Shrewsbury Flower Show

A former county High Sheriff has been appointed president of the society behind Shrewsbury’s successful flower show.
Edward Thomas (Wrekin Housing Trust); Elaine Marsh (Shifnal Tennis Club); Jamie McLintock (duty manager at the Telford Tennis Centre); Paul Godwin (Wrekin & Telford Tennis Community); Robin Gilbert (Shrewsbury Lawn Tennis Club)

Housing trust serves up partnership with Telford Tennis Centre

The Wrekin Housing Trust has celebrated its partnership with the Telford Tennis Centre by awarding prizes to league winners.
Ed Glover, Salop Leisure’s marketing manager, presents a cheque to Shrewsbury and District Senior Citizens Bowling League’s president and treasurer Margaret Cooper watched by, from left, deputy chairman Harold Banks, chairman Roger Whitfield and secretary Chris Kershaw

Shrewsbury and District Senior Citizens Bowling League continues to grow

Sixty-one teams – two more than last year - from 29 clubs are competing in five divisions of the Shrewsbury and District Senior Citizens Bowling League this season.

Match Report: Shrewsbury Town 2 – 3 Oxford Utd

Ten-man Oxford United produce a surprising comeback to take all three points against Shrewsbury Town.
- Advertisement -
Protolabs’ European Head Office in Telford

Telford-based Protolabs wins Queen’s Award

Telford-based digital manufacturer Protolabs has scooped a prestigious Queen’s Award for International Trade.
Joe Hill with his TCAT Advanced Level Apprenticeship in IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals

Apprentice success at Connexis Limited

Connexis Limited has welcomed Joe Hill to the team as a full time engineer after he successfully completed his apprenticeship.
Team spirit from left Sean Gray, Alex Archibald, Jamie O'Toole, Bethany Tomlinson at work at Lyfbar

Shropshire mentors celebrate healthy eatery launch

Shropshire Youth Support Trust charity and members of its ASYSTORS Panel are celebrating the launch of a brand-new lifestyle eating enterprise in Telford.
London Marathon runners Nick Jones and Steven Oliver

Shropshire runners to take part in the London Marathon this Sunday

Runners from across Shropshire will be taking part in this Sunday's London Marathon.
David Dickinson - Real Deal

Dickinson’s Real Deal heads to Telford

David Dickinson and his team from ITV's hit antiques show, Dickinson's Real Deal, will be heading to Telford on Saturday 27 April.
The Uplands care home at Bicton Heath will be joining Shrewsbury Town FC as a host venue for the events

Shrewsbury care home joins scheme launched by Shrewsbury Town in the Community

A Shrewsbury care home will be playing host to a scheme launched by Shrewsbury Town in the Community to bring older adults together through a range of activities.
- Advertisement -
The carnival parade will see decorated floats touring through the village

Carnival fever to hit West Felton this July

West Felton, near Oswestry, has planned a Carnival Day fun-packed with entertainment on Sunday 14 July 2019.
A new carving workshop will feature at this year’s Newport Show

New carving workshop introduced for this year’s Newport Show

A new carving workshop will feature at this year’s Newport Show for the first time, organisers have revealed.

Competition: Proms & Prosecco in the Park and Fireflies Festival at Weston Park

Two amazing festivals are heading to Weston Park this May, find out more and enter our competition to win a VIP Family Pass to both events.
Wood White is a cloudy, Belgian white beer

Wood’s launch new beer to support Wood White butterfly

A new beer created to raise funds to protect one of the West Midlands rarest butterflies has been launched by a Shropshire brewery.
Geoff Ferguson, Owners of Kerry Vale Vineyard

Shropshire Vineyard launches a new Reserve Red Wine

A Vineyard on Shropshire border has launched a new special edition Award Winning Red wine.
Edward and Louise Taylor with head chef Richard Nair and Robert Jones

Shrewsbury restaurant taps into casual dining market

One of Shrewsbury’s most historic and longest serving fine dining restaurants is aiming to become the town’s go-to venue for casual dining.

Featured Articles

- Advertisment -

Weather

Shropshire
broken clouds
8.7 ° C
10 °
7.2 °
93 %
3.6kmh
75 %
Fri
12 °
Sat
8 °
Sun
12 °
Mon
13 °
Tue
15 °
- Advertisment -
- Advertisment -

Latest Articles

- Advertisment -