Golf prodigy Jayden Phipps is to represent the UK at the Callaway World Junior Golf Championship next year in California, where he will be playing juniors nearly twice his age.
Jayden, 7, is already mingling with the celebrities. His talent was recognised by beating Colin Montgomerie in a hole-in-one contest at a Golf Live event in Kent and was a star guest on Question of Sport Super Saturday with hosts Phil Tufnell and Matt Dawson.
Hard-working Jayden trains twice-a-week at the 3 Hammers Golf Complex in Coven, Wolverhampton and has already achieved an amazing 6 holes in one on their 18 hole golf course.
The Wednesbury schoolboy is trying to follow in his hero’s Justin Rose’s footsteps as part of the new breed of elite juniors alongside the likes of Junior European champion AdamSyed and Chinese Guan Tianglang.
Jayden’s father Ashley said: “He takes it all in his stride. He loves playing and it never bothers him that people are watching him.
“We never pushed him into playing but he absolutely loves it. He can’t stop winning but we have no idea where his talent comes from. We don’t even play golf so this is a total shock to us but it will be a great experience to go to America and we are very proud of him.”
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