Wee Wonders grows in stature

GOLFERS aged between five and under-12 on New Year's Day, have a special national tournament called Wee Wonders.It was the brainchild of Gullane head professional Alasdair Good in 1995 and has grown in stature enormously since then.

GOLFERS aged between five and under-12 on New Year's Day, have a special national tournament called Wee Wonders.

It was the brainchild of Gullane head professional Alasdair Good in 1995 and has grown in stature enormously since then. Now it is sponsored by HSBC and supported by the PGA.

Anyone in the right age bracket can take part. Each player has 36 shots to see how far round the course they can reach. No handicap certificate is required and the competition is enormous fun.

Last year there were 81 qualifying events around the United Kingdom. Two of them this year are again in Suffolk.

Stonham Barns, who have a nine-hole course ideal for youngsters, stage their qualifier on Sunday, May 27. There is a qualifier at Fynn Valley, who also have a nine-hole par-three course, on May 31.

Parental assistance is important for scoring purposes. Suffolk PGA professionals, Tony Dobson at Stonham Barns and Paul Wilby at Fynn Valley, organise the qualifiers.

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There are three age categories for both boys and girls. Winners go forward to regional qualifiers. The grand finals are held at St Andrews.

Contact Tony Dobson at Stonham Barns on 01449 711545 or Paul Wilby at Fynn Valley on 01473 785463.

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