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Feeney’s proving to be a real driving force


TYNESIDE golfer Wayne Feeney has completed his dream and qualified for the 2021 PGA Europro Tour.

Despite the coronaviru­s pandemic Feeney was fully prepared to go back to Q School this month and look to gain his card.

He not only achieved that at the Players Club in Bristol but did it in style with rounds of 72 and 68 - finishing in fifth place.

Feeney said: “I am thrilled to have qualified for a category which will earn me starts next year.

“I was nervous for the first few holes of both rounds but settled in well given the conditions were wet and windy.”

Feeney’s first event will be at Luton Hoo next May.

Born in Burnopfiel­d, Feeney’s love of golf began at the age of 12 when he gained his first membership at his local golf club The Hobson.

By 16 he had moved to

Lancashire to pursue a BTEC in Golf Education at Myerscough College.

Two years later Feeney enrolled for the University of Central Lancashire’s foundation degree in the art of golf coaching.

Out of term time and following his graduation, he spent four years at Slaley Hall playing amateur golf, winning tournament­s at both club and county level.

However, his goal was always to play golf at the highest level and after a slow start to life as a profession­al in 2016 he is ready to push on – having overcome the trials and tribulatio­ns of qualifying during the coronaviru­s pandemic.

Team Feeney also comprises main sponsors HQBS Energy Solutions and AGM Golf Media and Management under managingdi­rector Gavin Mansfield, who are looking for support to drive him on.

If anyone would like to get involved they can go to gavin@ agmgolfmed­

 ??  ?? Burnopfiel­dborn golfer Wayne Feeney
Burnopfiel­dborn golfer Wayne Feeney

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