A YOUNG Hanging Heaton golfer has been named as Yorkshire’s young achiever after he impressed in a competition against players from around the county.
Dominic Hale, 13, who attends St John Fisher RC High School, was invited to attend the Yorkshire Union of Golf Clubs event at Sandburn Hall GC near York.
After a nine-hole competition and tests involving skills, such as putting and pitching, which he won, Dominic was awarded the Bill Hickey Silver Salver for the Yorkshire Junior Achiever. He also received a cut glass tankard to keep as a memento of his success.
Dominic, a former pupil at Batley St Mary’s Junior School, started playing golf aged eight. He joined Hanging Heaton Golf Club as a junior member and last month was part of the club team who came second in a national competition held at the former Ryder Cup venue of The Belfry.
Dominic is quite a sportsman and plays cricket for Birstall Under-13s and the Heavy Woollen representative team but golf is his passion and where his future sporting focus lies.