Dylan in focus

Young British entrepreneur Dylan Harris, who has arranged the world's first amateur golf competition in North Korea, plays golf at Haigh Hall Golf Club in Wigan.
Young British entrepreneur Dylan Harris, who has arranged the world's first amateur golf competition in North Korea, plays golf at Haigh Hall Golf Club in Wigan.

A WIGAN entrepreneur who is the only man in Britain to sell golfing trips to North Korea is to be the subject of a documentary by a local student.

Dylan Harris, of Lupine Travel, which is based in Swinley, will have Phil Pendlebury from Swinley and fellow Salford University students, Damian Wilson and Alan Dukes documenting his every move until the first ever North Korean golf tournament.

The 32-year-old specialises in tours to unusual destinations including Chernobyl and China, many of them popular with students and photographers.

The student film-makers were awarded funding from One World Media to produce the film.

Dylan said: “A team of three film-makers from Salford University are filming me in the lead up to the golf tournament in North Korea and showing all the problems I am having to overcome along the way, as well as filming me in my everyday life.

“I was approached with the idea around six weeks ago. I was a little apprehensive at first, as the idea of a film crew following me around filled me with dread.

“But then after all the publicity the tournament was receiving around the world, I realised it was big news and an important event in the history of North Korea, and one that should be documented.

“It was very strange at first and it was difficult to act natural but after a few day I go used to them being there and it was easier to just get on with things the way I normally would do.”

Since launching the trip to North Korea, of which only Dylan and a travel company in China offer, bookings have increased fivefold.

Dylan added: “There has been huge interest from golfers all around the world since the tournament was announced and I’ve got many bookings right through until next year.”