Bath golfer Charlie Cossins sells shares himself
A golfer from Bath is hoping his home city will dig deep to help him raise £20,000 and pursue his dream of making it big.
Charlie Cossins, 26, is hoping to raise the money by selling shares in himself. The money will then be used to cover the cost of playing a full schedule of golf tournaments throughout the summer.
Last year the Bath Golf Club member was only able to play five out of 15 potential tournaments in the Europro Tour.
He finished forty-second in the order of merit at the end of the season and believes if he played all of the available tournaments he would be in with a chance of finishing in the top five players, which would allow him to attend the European Tour Qualifying School and then graduate to the Challenge Tour.
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The former Beechen Cliff School pupil started playing the sport at the age of ten and turned professional two years ago.
He said: “As an amateur I had some reasonable success and as a professional I am gradually progressing. Last year I had a pretty decent season.
“There’s a few other pros already doing this and selling shares. The basis of the idea is I win enough to pay them all back or maybe make them a bit of money if I do really well.
“It’s expensive to play and to do all the tournaments I want to do is going to cost £20,000. I just want the opportunity to play so I can move onto the next level.”
Mr Cossins, whose brother is ex Team GB sprinter Daniel Cossins, has 100 shares to sell at £200 each and has already sold 40 to friends and family but is now hoping the wider Bath community will help support his sporting career.
The shares need to be sold by May 1 and in return of the investment Mr Cossins will pay back his shareholders 60 per cent of his winnings, as well as offer them a golf lesson or a round of golf.
For more information about the shares scheme visit, www.charliecossins.co.uk