Wools-Cobb, Perry make their move to the pro ranks

With the Australasian Tour season now on our doorstep, two young Queensland golfers have made one of the biggest decisions either of them will make in their lives.

They have both decided to turn professional.

Dylan Perry Dylan Perry (Credit: Anthony Powter)

Shae Wools-Cobb from the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast golfer Dylan Perry have abandoned their glittering amateur careers to match it with some of the world’s best professional players this summer.

Wools-Cobb, who is a Maroochy River member, made his pro debut in his ‘backyard’ at last week’s Isuzu Queensland Open.

Perry, who is based at Sanctuary Cove, is hoping to make his first cheque when he tackles the New South Wales Open at the Graham Marsh-deigned Twin Creeks starting tomorrow.

If you’ve not heard of Wools-Cobb, he created headlines when he opened the 2017 Asia-Pacific Amateur with a record 63 at New Zealand’s Royal Wellington just months after he also reached the US Amateur’s final 16 at famous Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles.

The 22-year-old was a key member of the Asia-Pacific team that beat Europe for the first time in 14 years in this year’s Bonallack Trophy, capping a couple of stellar years that also included lifting the Mandurah and Northern Territory amateur crowns.

Perry, who has also been a long-time member at The Vintage in his native New South Wales, enjoyed a stellar 2017 campaign.

The 23-year-old won the Riversdale Cup, went within a hair’s breadth of winning the British Amateur crown and backed that up with another near miss in the European Amateur.

He already has advanced to the third stage of the Japanese Tour Q-school with an eye on playing in Asia full-time as early as next year.

Golf Australia high performance director Brad James said both young men had been exemplary contributors to their state high performance squads during their times in the amateur ranks.