Sheehan giving something back to Coast

PROFESSIONAL golfer Paul Sheehan could never be accused of being the sort of person who would forget where he's come from.

Even as he traverses the planet travelling from tournament to tournament in Australia, Japan, the United Sates and Europe, Sheehan has always found time for the people who come from the town that he grew up in.

Further proof of how committed the 31-year-old is to his hometown was revealed yesterday by the Coffs Harbour Club.

The announcement of a new tournament for young golfers in the local area to be called the Paul Sheehan Junior Masters allows Sheehan the chance to give something back to the town that helped develop his career as well as giving Coffs Harbour a chance to honour one of their favourite sons.

The tournament isn't just a glorified effort to have Sheehan's name in lights either.

The winner receives a genuine benefit and a chance to display their talents on a bigger stage.

In collaboration with Sheehan and major sponsors of the new tournament, TaylorMade and Titleist, the best gross scoring Coffs Harbour junior in the Junior Masters will have the exciting opportunity of taking part in the Pro-Am event preceding the Australian MasterCard Masters at the famed Huntingdale layout.

Sheehan has also called on the help of a friend to give some extra value to the new event at Coffs Harbour.

Fellow pro Aaron Baddeley has also donated two spots in the qualifying event of the 'Aaron Baddeley Australian Junior Championship' for the gross champion boy and girl.

This event is held in Melbourne in November and will be contested by all of the Junior State Teams.

Sheehan and Coffs Harbour Golf Club need to be congratulated as together they have come up with a way to provide an opportunity that has never before been available to junior golf players on the North Coast of New South Wales.


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