King’s Ely golfer Paul wins Longest Drive and Nearest the Pin in Dubai

Monday 14 January 2019

Talented King’s Ely golfer Paul Collington was on top form when playing at the prestigious Dubai Hills Golf Club.

Paul, 13, competed in Global Junior Golf Ranking’s Round 3 of the Junior Masters Open Tour in between Christmas and New Year. He shot a solid round of 77, finishing third overall in the Under 15 scratch and he won Longest Drive and Nearest the Pin from all age groups of Under 18 and below.

Paul, who has been a student at King’s Ely since joining King’s Ely Junior in Year 7, lives with his family in Newmarket. He is a member of the King’s Ely Golf Academy and outside of school he plays at Gog Magog Golf Club, Ely City Golf Club, Links Golf Club in Newmarket and Bury St Edmunds Golf Club.

Paul, who usually practices or plays golf every day, first started having lessons when he was six years old and his current handicap is eight. He has enjoyed numerous successes out on the course recently, including last spring when he won the Wellington College Silver Salver Team Nett Prize.

Director of Sport at King’s Ely, Jim Thompson, said: “It was of no surprise to hear how Paul had performed over in Dubai during the Christmas holidays. Paul is a very talented young golfer and is someone we have high hopes for. He has a huge amount of potential in the sport and is always working hard through the King’s Ely Golf Academy to improve his game. Well done to him on these fantastic results.”

Golf is a popular choice of sport among King’s Ely students, who enjoy a wide a range of sporting experiences, whilst at the same time making the most of every opportunity to excel.

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