Adam Durie is the latest person to join Huddersfield’s growing ranks of full-fledged professionals.
He has recently completed a foundation degree at Birmingham University and is now a fully qualified PGA Professional, based at Woodsome Hall.
He has known Woodsome professional John Eyre for many years, having previously had Union coaching at Crosland Heath.
Durie, 24, played in the junior and scratch teams for Woodsome Hall up to the age of 20, before beginning training to become a professional.
He got his handicap down to 1.5 before turning professional, which has stood him in good stead for the competitions he has played since turning pro three years ago. his first professional win was in the Leeds cup PQ at Oulton hall in 2011.
Over his three years’ training, he has become a level 3 Golf Coach. He undertook assignments throughout the years on various different aspects of being a PGA Professional. including business, coaching and sports science with exams at the end of each year.
He also had to compete in seven events in Yorkshire or the PGA North region every year and post a score within four shots of par or the lead.
Durie said: “One of my proudest achievements is helping to develop a thriving junior academy at Woodsome Hall with approximately 100 juniors of all ages, and regularly running coaching sessions for all of them.
“The junior organiser, Anne Taylor, has helped a great deal in the development and we have a great number of talented juniors coming through.”
“I owe massive thanks to John (Eyre) for all the coaching he has given me and also letting me doing my PGA training working with him here.
“ I would also like to thank my mum and dad, Beverley and Alistair and my fiancee Danielle for all the support they have given me throughout my golfing career.
“I’d also like to thank my granddad also who sadly passed away last year and he was the one that got me into golf and I can’t thank him enough.”