Golf kids to hit a US high
GOLF: Three local kids have been hitting the range in preparation for a once in a lifetime opportunity to represent Australia.
Levi Holmes along with brothers Jaxon and Harper Henderson-Feldman have been selected in the Australian team which will contest the IJGA World Stars of Junior Golf Championship in LasVegas in July.
Jaxon and Harper's father Chris said global event was a real opportunity for the budding golf champs.
Henderson said he and his father-in-law Vic Feldman would be caddying for the lads when they hit the fairways of the Angel Park Golf Club in July.
"It will be a great experience for them,” he said.
"They have been playing comp golf here in regional Queensland for the last for years and between the two of then they have won some quite bit tournaments.”
"I am very very proud of them both, it brings a tear to your eye.
Henderson said both the boys were talented golfers and he wanted to give them the best possible change of achieving greatness in the sport.
All three boys were selected for the golf team after a good result at a tournament in Yeppoon last month.
The lads will also play the West Coast AAU Junior Olympic Games Championships in Temecula South California in July
Playing the game since he was four, Levi's father Nathan Holmes said the Cannonvale State School student now has an 18-hole handicap.
"We are very proud,” he said.
"He practices twice a week and is going pretty good for his age,” he said.
Holmes said his son's love of the game grew from just hanging out with his old man and spending some quality time on the course.
"The main thing he loves is going out and playing with dad on a Saturday,” he said.
A drag line operator at a Moranbah mine Holmes said as soon as he got home the first thing Levi wanted to do was hit the course in the Proserpine.
The whole family will travel to the United States for the World Junior Age Champs on the 17-19 July in what Levi hopes will be the first of many.
When asked what he loved about the games Levi replied, "when you win you have the chance to travel to all different countries”.
The World Stars of Junior Golf Championship has become one of the premier junior golf championship in the world.
The event attracts over 2,000 players from 50 countries and the strength of the field and quality of courses makes it a great world event for golfing families, the website says.