0 Telford green king Harry wins US golf trip

HarryJones WrekinA dream has come true for a greenkeeper at a Shropshire golf club who will travel to America to take part in one of the biggest competitions of the year.

Harry Jones, 27, will leave Wrekin Golf Club in Telford for two or three weeks in May to help prepare the courses for The Players 2017 at TPC Sawgrass in Florida.

He will be cutting the green and the fairway and will perhaps even get the chance to see some of the world's most famous golfers up close.

The greenkeeper, who lives in a property at Wrekin Golf Club, said it was a chance to see how things are run on the bigger courses.

He said: "I always felt it was a long shot, but without sounding too eager I felt I had a chance if I conducted myself right and impressed them."

"I applied on the internet, then I had to do a video application and it ended on what felt like a job interview. I was asked about my work and how the structure of The British and International Golf Greenkeepers' Association (BIGGA) could improve."

"I feel a lot of young lads don't know you can work in sport without being a decent sportsman. I just fell into it. If we went into schools and colleges and told people that they didn't have to be great sports people to be involved, they'd do it."

You can read the original article from the Shropshire Star HERE

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