A group of Myerscough College golf students and staff flew out to Turkey last week to work at a major PGA European Tour event.
The party spent the week providing assistance at the Turkish Airlines Open, at the Regnum Carya Resort in Belek, Antalya. The group performed carry-board scoring for the players during the four rounds of the tournament, which is one of the major events on the PGA European Tour.
It’s the fifth year that Myerscough have worked at the event, and another unique opportunity that Myerscough students are offered as part of their course enrichment, gaining invaluable experience working and rubbing shoulders with a host of stars from the golfing world.
Laura Marsh, Lecturer in Golf Studies & Programme Leader, said: ‘’All of the players were wonderful this week with our students. It’s great to see that our work experience opportunities enable the students to meet & work alongside their heroes.
‘’I've been involved in volunteering at European Tour events for over 17 years with Myerscough and it has to be said that the organisers of this tournament certainly know how to look after their volunteers. We’ve had great hospitality and it’s been a great week.’’
One Myerscough learner, 19-year-old Level 3 BTEC Diploma Golf Studies student, Andrew Coleman, got to work with his idol, eventual tournament winner and world number one, England’s Justin Rose. Andrew said: ‘’I would like to give a huge thank you to Justin Rose for looking after me at the Turkish Airlines Open.
‘’We had a good afternoon which was great and I got to see him become world number one and play the best golf I have ever seen. He is definitely my favourite golfer!’’
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by Dave Salmon