Dominic Morton, an 18-year-old golfer based in Dubai, is eagerly anticipating his upcoming golfing journey to Odessa University, Texas, on a golf scholarship. Originally from England, Morton relocated to Dubai with his family in 2018 and joined the Trump International Golf Club. Currently holding a +2.5 handicap, he has recently completed his IB course at GEMS Wellington School in Dubai.

Active in the Emirates Golf Federation (EGF) Order of Merit events in the UAE, Dominic expressed his enjoyment of golf in the UAE, participating in numerous EGF tournaments. Particularly memorable was his recent triumph in the EGF Order of Merit Men’s Championship at Al Zorah Golf Club, securing an eighth-place finish in the 2023 – 24 EGF Men’s Order of Merit.

Prior to commencing his four-year Business course in August, Morton will return to the UK in mid-June to compete in regional and national tournaments. He emphasized the importance of maintaining academic excellence to sustain his golfing pursuits, juggling morning practice and gym sessions with afternoon classes, reserving weekends for golf and tournaments.

Anticipating his participation in the English and Scottish Boys’ Championships, as well as the English Amateur and Scottish Amateur, Morton acknowledged that this represents his final opportunity to compete in the Boys’ Divisions before aging out next season.

Regarding his upcoming US venture, Morton highlighted his regular communication with friends already enrolled in American universities. Additionally, he aims to address areas of improvement in his game, including chipping, approach play, and mental fortitude, as he prepares to join the University team under the guidance of Head Coach Brad Stracke at Odessa.