Yorkshire award for Dominic

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.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 8th August 2011, 9:00 am

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.

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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.