Jenson Forrester is keen to mount a stable defence of the English Below 18 Championship he gained in fashion final yr and which fuelled his need to make a profession within the sport.
The golfer from Walsall noticed off the problem from dwelling hope Lottie Woad at Farnham Golf Membership a yr in the past to turn into the inaugural winner of the nationwide occasion for boy and lady juniors.
In addition to the status and the silver trophy, Forrester – courtesy of event backers Modest Golf! – earned an invitation to a future Problem Tour occasion.
The prize of a Problem Tour/LET slot is as soon as once more on supply to the main boy and lady at this week’s 72-hole stroke play occasion.
Every golfer will play 18 holes on Friday and Saturday with the highest 40 and ties enjoying an additional 36 holes on Sunday.
The championship can be coated by England Golf’s social channels and Reside Sport Now will broadcast reside footage from the occasion on YouTube.
The 18-year-old has mirrored fondly on a victory that gave him the boldness to chase his dream of turning into an expert and likewise earned him a call-up to the England squad for the 2021 Dwelling Internationals.
This week he’ll attempt to defend the title on the world-renowned Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa Golf Membership up towards 124 of essentially the most proficient juniors within the nation.
And he’s excited on the problem that lies forward on the course that’s rated because the TOUGHEST 18 holes in England.
Forrester stated: “I’m actually wanting ahead to the week. At a course like Woodhall, the house of England Golf, I’m certain it will likely be a fantastic occasion.
“Final yr’s win was positively my first massive efficiency in a prime occasion and that propelled me for the remainder of the season.
“I went into faculty, Thomas Telford in Walsall, the subsequent day after profitable. However I didn’t take the trophy as I didn’t wish to harm it!”
“The varsity was actually supportive and my story was within the newspaper which happy my nan!
“It proved to myself that I can carry out at that degree within the nation and the boldness it gave me was ridiculous.”
Forrester completed on a complete of -11 in an occasion shortened to 64 holes due to a climate warning and gained by three from Woad with Jack Bigham third and Maggie Whitehead (pictured above) fourth.
This time round Forrester and Whitehead are again and can face robust competitors from a subject together with one other 10 members previous and current of England boys’ and ladies’ squads!
“I just like the course – it’s a stunning observe and it fits my sport” added Forrester who’s off to review at East Tennessee State in August.
“A course the place you must suppose fits me. I’m not an absolute bomber, sadly. However I can play a strategic sport.”
Forrester reluctantly handed again the trophy on arrival at Woodhall Spa for his observe spherical. Dad Andy deserves the reward for guaranteeing it returned in good nick!
“My mum didn’t wish to hand it again unpolished so my dad did the responsibility,” joked Forrester who can be cheered on by Andy, mum Kath and brother Finley once more this week.
“I hope I can get it again on Sunday evening!”