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Ryan Wesselingh

Ryan Wesselingh.

The 21-year-old golfer, from Derby and a member of Kedleston Park Golf Club, is on the Derbyshire Institute of Sport programme and looking to turn professional and play on the Europro Tour in 2016.

Ryan says: "At the minute and all the way through the year I try and practice every day.

"This generally involves two hours practice on the driving range hitting long shots of over 40 yards where I would be working on my technique or practicing different shots that I would hit on the course.

Then I have an hour on both the putting green and the chipping green where I practice shots under 40 yards, out of sand and obviously putts, most of the time on shorter shots the aim of the practice is to try and incorporate some pressure that you would feel on the course.

"I also train three to four times a week in the gym with the Derbyshire Institute of Sport (DIS) at the University of Derby.

"In the gym, my main goal is to increase my strength and speed so that I can hit the ball further and to increase my core strength and stability to give me more control when hitting shots.

"My goals for the 2016 season are to play in all the major amateur events, get inside the top 20 in the England Golf Order of Merit, get inside the top 500 in the world and hopefully get picked to be involved in the England squad next season.

"My sporting ambition is to follow in my dad's footsteps and turn professional and hopefully one day play on the European Tour."