My work with junior golfers began in 2013 when I became Golf Consultant for an Elite Squad of golfers at Dyke House College, in my hometown of Hartlepool. My role is to nurture, improve and drive the ambitions of a group of talented young golfers who hope to someday achieve what I have and hopefully go beyond. It has been a pleasure and privilege so far to see the progress our rising talents have made.
This work has provided the platform for me to launch 2 junior golf competitions. The Graeme Storm Junior Open in association with Dyke House College and the Mini Storm Trophy sponsored by Hellens. Our first competition was in 2016 with an impressive field of 132 competitors. Juniors are now travelling from all over the UK to compete at Hartlepool Golf Club and Wynyard Golf Club on an annual basis. Thank you to all our patrons and supporters who help make the day possible.
An important aspect of the day is to raise money for a charity that Sara & I have become close to – The Finlay Cooper Fund. All entry fees and raffle money raised is donated to this extremely worthwhile children’s charity. Please read the story below and follow the link to find out more.
The Finlay Cooper Fund was formed in August 2006. We lost our son Finlay in January 2002, in a tragic choking accident and we wanted to do something positive in his name to try and help children’s causes. So when I retired from playing football in 2006, we started to raise money in earnest with the help of a lot of generous people. Donations have been given to a large number of children’s causes including hospices, a diabetes trust and also a Cancer Ward. With the help of people like yourselves, we hope to help children’s causes for many years to come, in Finlay’s name!