Golf bug hits at early age for some eager players

Angus Roberts, Tom Smith and Tim Duggan are ready to welcome new recruits to Warwick junior golf.
Angus Roberts, Tom Smith and Tim Duggan are ready to welcome new recruits to Warwick junior golf.

WANTED - boys and girls keen to try golf and join a keen bunch of youngsters who play four, six or nine holes each Sunday morning.

Twelve-year-old Angus Roberts has been playing for seven months and has just graduated from the six-hole group to the nine-hole group.

"I used to play football, but my main sport now is golf," Angus said.

"Golf is more important than sleep on a Sunday morning."

Tom Smith, 12, started playing six years ago and has reduced his handicap to 20.

His main sport is rugby league with Collegians, but he is also keen on his walk around the Warwick Golf Club course each Sunday morning.

"I play nine holes each Sunday and will play in the Darling Downs Classic," Tom said.

Fourteen-year-old Tim Duggan has played the sport for four years.

He has just had a break of six months, but is back keener than ever.

"I am keen to get back into golf and enjoy the challenge.

"I want to improve all parts of my game," he said.

Junior president Wayne Watt said the club had plenty of spare clubs for beginners to use.

Golfers start with four holes, and then graduate to six and nine-hole competitions on a Sunday morning. Some go on and play 18 holes on a Sunday afternoon.

Cost is $3 a week and $40 to join the club which isn't required on the first day.

Prospective players are welcome to sign in from 8.15am with play from 8.30am on Sunday week and each Sunday to the start of the school holidays.

This Sunday, there will be no regular junior golf as many of the regulars will be playing in the Darling Downs Junior Classic on the Warwick course.

Warwick juniors will be playing on Sunday for two spots in the Condamine Sports Club Pro-Am on Monday.

Players keen to try the sport welcome to call the pro shop on 4661 3664 or come to junior coaching with professional Rob McConnell from 3.30pm on a Tuesday.

Topics:  community, golf, junior sport, warwick golf club




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