ALEX MALINS is rapidly becoming one of the star performers at Bradley Park Golf Club.
The past junior captain at the Bradley club has just scooped four of the club’s major prizes – and he’s still only 18!
Malins, who lives at Pole Moor and has been playing at Bradley Park since he was 10 years old but only took up the game seriously three years ago, captured the Club Championship, played over 36 holes when he signed for two rounds of gross 73s for a winning 146 total.
And the six-handicapper also picked up the Best Nett prize in the same competition, the J W Taylor Millennium Crystal, for recording a 134 total.
Prior to that double he also landed the Webster Wilson Rosebowl with a nett 70 (when he playing off seven), and for good measure also went on to lift the Harrison Cup, another 36-hole event with scores of 76 (69) and 77 (70).
Malins has just completed his first year at Myerscough College in Preston (the same one that Woodsome’s Chris Hanson attended) where he is studying Level 3 Extended Diploma in Golf Studies and is being coached by College golf teacher Craig Lea.
“My game has been going pretty well lately, and now I’m hoping to keep it going and try to finish at the top of the order in the club merit, which brings with it the President’s putter prize,” said Malins.
“Before that however, I’ll be looking to do well in the PS Cockroft Trophy at Outlane at the end of the month, and try to qualify for the Matchplay competition.”
Malins, who is currently working during the summer holidays at Second Hand Golf Clubs, in Stainland, is hoping to make his career in golf and is aiming to gain his coaching qualifications.