Young golfer impresses

Age is no handicap for a promising young golfer who is already proving a handful for his older opponents.Eight-year-old Jamie Bool recently won the weekly tournament at Browston Hall beating 16 other experienced adult golfers.

Age is no handicap for a promising young golfer who is already proving a handful for his older opponents.

Eight-year-old Jamie Bool recently won the weekly tournament at Browston Hall beating 16 other experienced adult golfers.

The Southtown youngster is also through to the quarter-finals of the club's annual knockout cup after winning his first and second round matches 4 & 3 and 6 & 5.

Jamie is the club's youngest member and has only been playing tournaments since February and achieved several second and third placed finishes before his recent win.

Edward Worlledge Middle School pupil Jamie is the youngest player coached by Caldecott Hall PGA professional Mark Tungate and hopes to begin playing on the junior circuit next spring.

“Jamie has a lot of potential, he can hit the ball a long way, has a very good eye and is a decent putter as well,” said Mark.

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“Unlike a lot of kids his age he is very dedicated and doesn't have too many other distractions, is very keen during lessons and puts into practice what he has been taught.”

Dad James said: “Jamie is a promising little player and good drive and all round games, but loses some shots on his putting.

“If he does a bad shot he never says anything, he has to bite his lip playing with adults but has a very good temperament.”