IF the swings of these future golfing stars are as immaculate as their new wardrobes, they could soon be going a long way in the sport.
Thanks to a Hyndburn firm, teenage professional Nathan Dunn and protege Harris Ali, 14, will never come up short on the fairways - whatever the weather.
UK Multi Sports Academy, based at Bridge Street, Church, has kitted them out with all the waterproofs, sweatshirts, t-shirts, hats and shoes that any aspiring golfer needs to keep them looking up to scratch.
Great Harwood-based Nathan, who is taking a golf management and coaching qualification at Myerscough College and works at the Lee Valley Driving Range in Rishton, needed sponsorship to help him enter the main tour when he was approached by the Academy’s Purves Ali, father of 20-handicapper Harris.
Harris, from Blackburn Road, Accrington, showed his own great promise when he reached the final dozen of the regional ‘Tiger Hunt’, organised by our parent group MEN Weekly Newspapers, last November.
He has also benefitted from £250 grant funding from his school, Accrington Academy, under their ‘gifted and talented’ scheme.
Purves spotted 18-year-old Nathan’s ability on the range and has arranged for him to work alongside Accrington Golf Club member Harris as they aim to take their respective games to the next level.
Purves said: "Nathan asked if I knew any companies that might be able to sponsor him and I said I have my own company.
"I said I would help him out with clothing and if anyone else can help him out he needs money for things like travel, equipment and entry to competitions.
"I like Nathan’s mannerisms and he has helped my son out quite a lot, but he needs all the support he can get."
Nathan currently practices at all the local courses such as Accrington, Great Harwood and Clitheroe, as well as at Lee Valley in the less clement weather.
Meanwhile sports-mad Harris is looking to devote more time to his golf, which he currently fits in between captaining Huncoat United’s under-14 team and playing snooker.
Purves added: "Harris needs to work towards reducing his handicap to single figures this year."
For offers of sponsorship for Nathan, email firstname.lastname@example.org.