Building on success

Malton & Norton’s David Hague is looking to build on an incredibly successful 2016 season and breakthrough into the international ranks.

The 20-year-old, plus-three handicapper won the Pannal Rose Bowl and Vardon Grip Trophy last year to finish third in Yorkshire’s Order of Merit, as well as claiming top spot in York’s Order of Merit with three wins and breaking the course record at Malton & Norton with a 63.

He said: “To finish third, having made the top 10 in the last two years in Yorkshire, last season was a fantastic achievement among so many strong players.

“My goal this year is to win the Yorkshire Order of Merit and improve my results in national events to boost my world ranking and make it into the England system.

“From there it’s about making it to each stepping stone and improving as I try to make it to the professional ranks like Malton’s Chris Halley and Simon Dyson have done before me.”