The Leys supports aspiring golf professional.
The Leys are proud to support PGA Assistant Professional and Old Leysian Fin Creighton, providing him with a branded golf bag for his upcoming tours. Fin will be taking part in a number of professional engagements over the summer and will be representing the school throughout.
Fin’s passion for sport began at the age of five when he took up playing rugby, however it was at the age of 13 that he began playing golf with his father, a member of Girton Golf Club. Throughout his time at The Leys, Fin split his time between the two sports, playing rugby in the winter and golf during the summer.
During his time at school Fin had the opportunity to play with the Old Leysian Golf Society including a competitive game against Gresham’s. Fin commented: “This was a great opportunity to play alongside Old Leysians and it gave me a lot of inspiration to take my game to the next level”. Around the age of 16 his handicap began to drop dramatically, and thoughts of a future professional sporting career began.
After school Fin started working towards a professional rugby playing career, and also briefly tried an office job, but his attention quickly turned towards his passion for golf and he began working at Girton Golf Club (GGC).
To progress his career, last year Fin began a Foundation Degree course in Professional Golf Studies, a distance learning course taught through the University of Birmingham. In order to be accepted, Fin needed to maintain a handicap below 4.4 and be employed at a golf facility under the supervision of a PGA Training Professional. He is currently working as Assistant Professional at GGC under Head Professional Sam Beckett and will graduate as a qualified professional in 2024.
Alongside this Fin has been playing as much as he is able, and already this year he has taken part in two Pro AM events, which offer the opportunity for professional and amateur golfers to play competitively together at world-class golf courses. He has several similar events planned at courses such as Chigwell, Saffron Walden and Ely, and he will also be taking part in singles tournaments, the next coming up later this month at Bishop’s Stortford.
Fin said: “This year will be a real learning curve for me. I am using all the upcoming opportunities to build my experience playing at this level and hope to build on this in the years to come.
“It is amazing to be supported by my old school which gave me so many opportunities, and I have to thank my old teacher Geoff Howe for making it happen. I feel really proud to represent the school at all these events and it keeps me motivated during the tough times.”
In the future Fin will focus on getting his professional qualification, and then hopes to become a Head Professional. He will also continue taking part in competitions and see how far he can go. We are delighted to support Fin and wish him the best of luck.