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Young Chard golfer wins backing
2:00pm Tuesday 22nd October 2013 in News
A YOUNG golfer from the town is celebrating after securing his first sponsorship deal.
Will Bennett, 18, who practises and works at Windwhistle Golf Club near Chard, will have his golf bag and clothing sponsored by EMCAS in Taunton for the coming year.
Will secured second spot at the Somerset Junior Championships earlier this year and came in the top ten at the Weston-super-Mare Golf Championships.
He also won the 2013 Windwhistle Golf Club Championship and recently broke the club’s course record posting a 63, seven under par score.
Liam Clarke, who helps manage the young golfer, said: “As a young, up-and-coming sportsman, funding is always a challenge and so we are delighted that EMCAS has chosen to back Will in what will be a very important season for him.
“Golf is not a cheap sport, particularly with the amount of travel needed to compete in tournaments across the region. Our goal is to help Will build his competition experience and knowledge in readiness for the next step in his career.”
Will added: “I’ve had a great season and I’m training hard in readiness for the opening tournaments that start from April next year. Having EMCAS’ support helps me to focus on my game and that’s a really big help.”
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