2015 Walker Cup teammates Paul Dunne and Grant Forrest have been reunited on the books of Edinburgh-based management company, Bounce Sport, with news Dunne has joined the likes of Robert MacIntyre and Callum Hill in the largely Scottish stable of stars.
2017 British Masters champion Dunne has signed with the company in a big boost to his ambitions of regaining his card on the DP World Tour.
The Greystones swinger, who showed signs of his old form with an opening 66 at last week’s Bain’s Whisky Open on the Challenge Tour before eventually sharing 36th, not only claimed that famous one stroke win over Rory McIlroy at Close House but also partnered Gavin Moynihan to victory in 2018 at the innovative Golf Sixes tournament at the Centurion Club before ending that year at a career-high 65th on the world charts.
Since then, a mix of lost form and a debilitating hand injury has seen Dunne fall from golf’s main circuit but despite dropping to be the current world number 1692, there’s enough talent retained to ensure Dunne, still just 29, can hit the heights once more.
“I am looking forward to be working with Iain and the team at Bounce,” Dunne said ahead of this week’s Jonsson Workwear Open.
“I really feel that I can get back to the form I had in 2017, and with the right support in place, then this just leaves me to do what I know best on the golf course.”
Founder of Bounce Sport, Iain Stoddart, added: “We are really excited to be working with Paul, and to be able to support him as he gets back to playing a full schedule without any injury worries.
“He’s proved he can compete with the best and win, and with the undoubted talent he has, there is no reason why he can’t be back competing with the best of the DP World Tour very soon.”