FIXBY golfer Megan Lockett has been making her mark – as a Welsh international.
Having made the decision in 2010 to take her mother’s nationality, the 14-year-old six-handicapper played in the Welsh Girls and Welsh Under 16 Girls championships and has been invited to join the Welsh Girls (North) coaching programme through the winter.
The upshot is that Lockett has now been selected by Walker Cup captain Nigel Edwards, who is also player development officer for the Golf Union of Wales, to be part of the Welsh team to play in the Nations Trophy event run in conjunction with the SLGA Under 16's Championship to be held at Strathmore GC on 1April 14 and 15.
Places are running out for the Golf Factor 2011 scheme and organisers are urging junior players to submit an application as soon as possible.
Junior golfers have the chance to win a fantastic prize – a year’s worth of golf equipment support to improve their game – all supplied and custom fitted to the winners personal requirements by Direct Golf UK.
The top three young players will also receive a year’s worth of the highest quality coaching from John Letters Academy head professional Tom Denby, as well as a trip to a European tour event to see some of the world’s top players in action.
The event is free to enter and all participants take away a free golf goody bag on the day.
The competition is in three stages.
Stage one is an ability test in front of a panel of judges, stage two is a ‘boot camp’ and stage three is a round of golf at 2011 host course Crosland Heath.
Go to www.johnletters.com/golf_factor for all details or phone James on 01484 452564