Rock on, Tommy!

School cheers on ex-pupil go­ing for Open glory

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SCARISBRICK Hall School staff and pupils gath­ered to send a mes­sage of good luck to former pupil Tommy Fleet­wood.

Golf star Tommy is pre­par­ing to take part in the 146th Bri­tish Open at Royal Birk­dale.

Erica Squire, who taught him drama, still be­lieves that he would make a great ac­tor – de­spite his golf suc­cess.

Tommy used to prac­tice his golf swing in the grounds of Scarisbrick Hall School and in re­cent years when the lake was dredged the grounds­men came across a num­ber of golf balls that he had hit into the lake.

Ina Tay­lor, who teaches ge­og­ra­phy, said “I re­mem­ber Tommy as a lov­able char­ac­ter.

“He en­joyed his drama at GCSE and he had a real tal­ent.

“How­ever, de­spite his many golf­ing suc­cesses, he was al­ways very re­served about his achieve­ments.”

Golf is now played by a num­ber of pupils at the school as part of their ex­tracur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties and they are also tak­ing part in na­tional com­pe­ti­tions.

Jeff Shaw, the school’s head, said “On be­half of ev­ery­one at Scarisbrick Hall School, we would like to wish Tommy ev­ery suc­cess this week and with his fu­ture ca­reer.

“We are look­ing for­ward to wel­com­ing him back for a visit in the au­tumn term.”

Pic­tures: DIANE THOMP­SON/ Cou­ture Photo

Scarisbrick Hall School staff and pupils gather with a mes­sage to former pupil Tommy Fleet­wood, who has in­spired pupils to take up golf, left

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