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Community News & Views | Golfer achieves USA scholarship

KEEN golfer Jake Stoneham is set to swap Felpham for Kansas to pursue the sport.


Jake, a Year 13 student at Felpham Community College, has achieved a scholarship at an American college to study business alongside developing his golf and playing for the college’s golf team.


He said: “I started playing golf when I was nine nine and am a member of Bognor Golf Club as well as playing for the Sussex under-18s team.


“I want to get a business degree and this is a great way of doing it while developing my golf and seeing a bit of the world.


“I am focusing on my final exams now, looking forward to the golf season starting in May and then I leave for America in August.


Jake, pictured above, is studying business and sport courses at Felpham as well as A-level geography.


He was helped with his placement by Future Pro USA, an international company based in London.


He will complete a two-year business course at Dodge City Junior College in Kansas.


When the course ends, he plans to transfer to a National Collegiate Athletic Association university in America to finish his business degree.


He will then potentially focus on becoming a professional golfer.


Felpham college PE teacher James Ross said: “This is an amazing achievement for Jake. All his hard work…has paid off.”

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