Derby Grammar School pupil, Adam Gentles, is celebrating after winning the Glass Invitational Golf Trophy and being called up to the Derbyshire County Under 14 Golf Squad.
Adam, aged 12, is from Bretby and has been golfing since he was 7 years old.
He was invited to play in the Glass Invitational Trophy tournament, at Branston Golf and Country Club, on Sunday 28 April by his club, Burton. It’s a tournament for young players between 9 and 18.
He beat off competition to lift the trophy at the end of the day. As well as the trophy, which was presented by Alexei and Michael Glass, he won a golf shoe signed by leading golfers.
In April he found he had also been called up for the Derbyshire County U14 Golf Squad. He played his first match as part of the team on Friday 26 April at Uttoxeter Golf Club against Staffordshire.
Commenting on the experience, Adam said: “It was the first time I had played Uttoxeter and it was a tough course with a lot of blind holes.
I was nervous when I started, but our pair won the first couple of holes which gave me confidence and we took our match to the 17th hole. It was close but unfortunately the Staffordshire team won.”
Adam’s interest in golf began when he started accompanying his dad to Branston Golf Club. He then started having lessons and now really enjoys the sport.
He said: “I love playing golf and play as much as I can. I love the fact that anything can go wrong at any point so it’s really exciting.” “I’m enjoying being part of the Derbyshire squad; it makes me play better as I’m with people who are of a really good standard.”
Adam is now looking forward to a summer on the golf course and is eagerly waiting to hear when his next competition will be.