First stop Dubai for new pro Heraty

1792187404Joe Heraty, one of the stalwarts of the Leeds and Yorkshire amateur golfing scene over the last few years, is to turn professional in the Middle East this weekend.

The 22-year-old Moor Allerton member, who won numerous caps for the city and county amateur teams, flies out to Dubai today to contest his first tournament in the paid ranks on Sunday.

Heraty has taken a card on the MENA Golf Tour, a satellite circuit for the Middle East and North Africa that runs from this weekend through to November.

The intense breeding ground is of a similar standing to the EuroPro Tour, the predominently British circuit that runs from spring to autumn.

 Heraty got his first taste of that level in August when as his home club’s champion, he was given an invite into the Clipper Logistics Championship at Moor Allerton, and finished 17th.
Full article by Nick Westby here