Many congratulations to Matthew who has accepted the County's nomination. The Royal Liverpool star had a stellar year in 2019 culminating in an England call up. County Junior Team Manager, Mike Jones, writes 'we are sure Matthew will set an excellent example to the other players both on and off the course'. Here receiving the County Boys U16 Championship trophy from County President, Andrew Henshall.
Geoff Garnett writes:
Cheshire Boys new Captain Matthew Dodd-Berry has enjoyed a great start to his life in golf with plenty of success along the way and he is relishing his
new role in 2020.
Matthew said: “I am 15 and attend Wirral Grammar School for Boys and I am currently studying for GCSE’s which I take in May/June 2020.
“At the age of two, I picked up a plastic golf club and started hitting plastic balls around the house. At the age of seven I became a member of Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake and since then have won the Junior Championship five times.
“Also at the age of 13, I won the Men’s Club Championship at Eastham Lodge Golf Club, which I have also been a member of since I was aged five.
“2019 has been a great year, firstly starting off winning the Midland U16’s Championship, representing Cheshire in the Four Counties in Lancaster and the Boys Big 6 at Rockcliffe Hall.
“I have also represented England U16’s three times this year, in the Nations Cup at the McGregor Trophy where I finished in sixth place and I played in the Italian U16’s Open and also against Wales U16’s in Newport.
“My Parents and Grandparents have all provided me with continued amazing support, that I am more than thankful for. Furthermore I am very grateful to my County Coaches, England Coaches and my main coach John Heggarty, for their ongoing support, Mike Jones and his superb team for all the continued hard work they put in to the County every year and a special thanks to Chris Mitchelson for his support and challenging me to push myself.
“And of course my fellow team mates who are always pushing me to be the best player I can be.
“My golfing idols are Tiger Wood and Jordan Spieth. I believe mental strength is a major part of our great sport which they both have in abundance.
“It is an honour to be made Cheshire Boys Captain for 2020 especially being our Centenary Year. My ambitions for the upcoming season are to lead the Cheshire Boys Team to success in every match we play in and also to represent my Country again at U18’s age group.
“My further ambition is to attend College in America to further my golfing career.”
Mike Jones added: “We are sure Matthew will set an excellent example to the other players both on and off the course and let's hope he can lead us to a successful season.”