Heraty is raising the stakes in Pro ranks

An ambitious young professional has turned to the stockmarket to help him forge a career in the cut-throat world of the paid ranks.

Joe Heraty, 23, of Leeds, is selling shares in himself to help fund his first full season as a professional.

Priced at £800 a share, Heraty is seeking 20 investors to help fund him through 15 events on the EuroPro Tour from next month and a further seven tournaments on the MENA Tour in the Middle East and North Africa in the autumn.  “I’m selling shares in myself to cover the costs,” said Heraty, the former Leeds Union and Yorkshire county player on his unique idea…

Read the full article by Nick Westby here