Golf: Factory man John’s on the Single biggest stage - The Open

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A golfer who trains in Doncaster is about to embark on the incredible dream of playing in The Open - after qualifying using his mate’s clubs!

For five-days-a-week factory worker John Singleton decided to try out the qualification stage at Hillside using wedges borrowed from a friend.

And after playing the game of his life, Singleton is incredibly now living the dream at Royal Liverpool where today he will be practicing with Justin Rose before Darren Clarke tomorrow at Hoylake.

Currently living in Birkenhead, 30-year-old Singleton became a golf professional back in February and currently practices at Bawtry Golf Club under the guidance of coach Marcus Bell.

“He’s done fantastic, it’s just unbelievable to think that he’ll be at The Open alongside the world’s greatest golfers, it’s a dream come true for John,” said Bell who runs the Golfkinetix studio based at Bawtry Golf Club.

“He’s been practicing with myself for a few months now. He’s really determined and is really looking forward to golfing on such a big stage.

“I’m sure he’ll be nervous but he’ll enjoy every minute of it, it’s awesome for him.”

Singleton, whose first stint as a professional golfer came to an abrupt end through knee injury, will tee-off at 10.32am on Thursday with Marc Warren, of Scotland, and America’s Pete Uihlein.

He tees-off again on Friday at 3.33pm in a bid to make the cut.