Fluke's Come Back Home to Hill Barn - Worthing Herald Article
Hill Barn Golf Club have appointment David Fluke of South Coast Golf as their new head teaching professional.
Fluke has returned home after having played his first ever round of golf at the club back in 1992 at the age of 14.
For that game, he borrowed some clubs from a friend, with leather grips and hickory shafts and a bag that was falling apart, but that was the start of his golfing dream.
He said "I shall never forget that round. After playing pretty awful golf I walked on to the 17th tee, pulled out a three iron and hit what can only be described as a life-changing shot."
"Struck sweetly out the middle of the club, flying towards the flag like an arrow where it finished 20 feet from the flag for an easy two put, for my first par. I was hooked."
By the age of 17, Fluke had a handicap of four and joined Worthing Golf Club with high ambitions of playing on the European Golf Tour.
Over the last 17 years, he has represented Worthing at national and county amateur golf tournaments, with notable success at both levels.
It had always been his ambition to teach golf professionally, and after playing at a high amateur level in tournaments at home and abroad, realised his dream in 2010.
Hill Barn director Sally Haygarth said: "We are very excited and pleased to welcome David Fluke and South Coast Golf to fulfil all our golf tuition requirements at Hill Barn Golf Club. His experience and enthusiasm for the game, along with his use of modern teaching methods and friendly personality will be a great asset to the club."
Article from Worthing Herald by Ollie Berry - email@example.com