Help Nathan Cook reach his golf dream

by nathan.cook in Southampton

We did it
On 11th March 2015 we successfully raised £5,220 with 37 supporters in 42 days

Help to make playing golf full time and reaching the dream of playing on the European Tour.

by nathan.cook in Southampton

New stretch target

Any extra money received through this project will be used for extra costs such as paying my golf coach, equipment and looking to enter overseas events. 


Hi my name is Nathan Cook, I am 24 years old and have been playing from the age of 15, starting at Boston Golf Club in Lincolnshire where i had lessons with Nick Hiom who is the Head Professional. I have been hooked ever since I took up the game and still love playing with a passion. I reduced my handicap to 5 in two years playing at Boston from 28. I then studied golf science at the University of Lincoln from the age of 19-22. The next stage of my career was to move to Southampton where I began working at Dibden Golf Centre and started my PGA golf teaching degree. I  have been a professional golfer for 2 years now which I love. I have recently completed the 2nd year of my training and will be starting my final year later on in the year. 

I have realised that in the last few years that I would love to play full time with the dream of playing full time on a golf tour. I currently work in the clubs pro shop and give lessons when not in the shop. Practice is the key to keeping up a high level of playing, which my hours allow me to do, everyday I have the chance to practice and have access to all weather facilities. 

Achievements

2014

March 2014 - 2nd place, Hampshire alliance. Alresford G.C (1 over par, 27 hole event)

August 2014 - 2nd place, Hampshire pro-am. Ampfield G.C (1 over par, 36 hole event) 

October 2014 - winner of the Hampshire Alliance Championship. Hayling Island G.C (2 under par 69)

December 2014 - winner of the Hampshire Alliance Uniroyal Quaich. Test Valley G.C (2 under par 69)

December 2014 - winner of the Hampshire PGA Trainees Champinship. Waterlooville G.C (level par 72) 

December 2014 - winner of the Hampshire Alliance, Asssistants 2014 order of merit. 

2015

January 2015 - winner of the Hampshire Alliance Zambra Trophy. Hockley G.C. (2 under par 69)

(On the right - receiveing the trophy for the Assistants Championship at Waterlooville G.C) 

Why you should support me ? 

This project is not just to benefit myself, it can also help you too. If you are a business or company, one of the pledge options gives you the chance to sponsor my tournament clothing and golf bag. All of the pledges also receive acknowledgements on various social media sites. I am looking at £5,000 in total. This is to cover all tournament entry fees that I have calculated to be just under £3,000 for the 2015 season. I have travel fees to every tournament and then equipment such as balls and gloves that need to be stocked up at all times. 

The aim ? 

The first two years of being a professional I have concentrated on the Hampshire circuit mainly and played a handful of South region events. This year will be mostly south Region, which means playing at a higher level and playing with better players. I am entering all of the order of merit events which can lead to European Challenge Tour starts and European Tour starts. 

Thanks for taking the time to read this and please spread the word.  

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A thank you for believing in me through a personal mention via facebook and twitter.

£25 or more

£25 Reward

A personal mention on facebook, twitter and Instagram along with a signed golf glove.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Receive a written letter from myself for backing me along with mentions on facebook and twitter. Receive a half an hour golf lesson with myself at Dibden G.C.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Receive 3 hours of on course golf lessons with myself at Dibden G.C. Personal message on facebook.

£150 or more

£150 Reward

Receive a written letter from myself for backing me, along with mentions on facebook and twitter. Be invited to play a round of golf with myself at Brokenhurst Manor G.C, one of Hampshires top courses and receive a half an hour golf lesson.

£500 or more

£500 Reward

Lesson Package This package will give you the opportunity to play 18 holes of golf with myself at Stoneham Golf course where we will discuss course management. Then you will receive two half an hour lessons every month until the end of 2015.

£500 or more

2 of 5 claimed

£500 Reward

This pledge is for businesses or companies that would like to have their logo on all of my tournament polo shirts and jumpers for the 2015 season. You will also receive a professionally taken photo of me during a tournament wearing the clothing.

£1,000 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£1,000 Reward

This is an opportunity for businesses to sponsor all my tournament polo shirts and jumpers along with their logo being shown on my golf bag. A personal letter will also be received from myself and a round of golf at Brokenhurst Manor G.C.

£5,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£5,000 Reward

The MEGA Reward This pledge will give you and your business a great opportunity. First of all your business logo will be put on all of my tournament clothing and onto my Titleist tour bag in large. You will then personally receive golf lessons throughout the whole year of 2015, coming to see me whenever you would like to. You will also receive a professionally taken framed photo of me wearing the logo clothing. The package also includes 5 pro-am tournament entries playing in a team with me at courses such as Hayling Island and Stoneham G.C.


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