Range of benefits

Golfers from Dyke House Sports & Technology College will have state-of-the-art equipment to improve their game thanks to a new link with The Wynyard Club.

As part of the Hartlepool college’s scholarship programme, which works closely with consultant and European Tour pro Graeme Storm, the golf scholars will regularly travel to Wynyard to practice.

The Elite Development Squad scheme at Dyke House has enjoyed success on greens and fairways over the last four years.

Jack Ainscough has recently started his first year at Colorado State University after becoming an England international while Will Skipp has won numerous honours and represented English Schools.

Storm said: “Dyke House is very pleased to be associated with The Wynyard Club. The simulator and golf performance centre gives the students an excellent opportunity to work on their game all year round regardless of the weather.”

As part of the partnership, Wynyard will supply support from PGA coaches Andrew Betts and James Harper to work with the students on a regular basis.

Wynyard director of golf Chris Mounter said: “We see it as a great move for Dyke House to be based out of Wynyard this year, making use of our first-class practice facilities and GC2 simulator room.

“The club is keen to work closely with Graeme and Dyke House to hopefully attract more juniors into golf and feed through elite players.”