Youth Ambassador for England Golf & Tour Mentor for the Shire's Jr Tour
You’re never too young to start enjoying golf. I started playing golf when I was 4 years old. Mum and Dad thought it was a nice way for me to be outside, make new friends and learn something new. I started off having group lessons with my coach Sam Smith PGA professional at The Bedford Golf Course. And from that very first swing I loved it.
I took part in my first proper competition The Shires Jr Golf Tour when I was only 8 years old. It was such an amazing experience, because I was able to nurture my passion, have lots of fun and I have made life long friends. I have taken part every year since and am now a mentor, where I look out for and support the little ones and my playing partners.
I play for my County and have represented Bedford under 12’s and under 14’s. I enjoy County matches, because they have many match play competitions, which is my favourite format. I love the fact that you could be 5 down with 6 to play and still come in victorious, proving that you should never give up.
One of my proudest achievement was becoming an England Golf Youth Ambassador, following in the footsteps of my favourite Golfer Justin Rose. This is my second year, and I hope to raise awareness of Jr Golf, support my Golf club Bedfordshire and County Golf Club and be a role model for any Junior wanting to take up golf.
What’s in Kai’s bag?
10th March – Bed’s and County Golf club county winter league – results 28 stableford points
17th March – Pavenham Golf course results 9 hols competition 17 stableford points
24th March – The Bedford County winter league 37 stableford points
31st March – Bed’s and county golf course, team club event
7th April – Ely Cambridge golf club- County under 12’s- results won 1up match play
10th April – Asply Guise Woburn golf club – County under 14’s- result won 5 up
11TH April – Kingsthope Golf Course – Shires Pro/Am team not placed
14th April – Beds and County- Shires results 3rd place 38 points
20th April – Beds and County – Tavistock Team event 3rd Place
27th April – The Bedford- Jr Roll up results 37 points 4th place
28th April – Wycombe Heights Golf Course par 3 competition- Gross 70
5th May – Beds and County Golf Course – Britannia Trophy-result 1st Place
18Th May- The Bedford Jr Roll up-41 points 2nd place
19Th May – Kirby Muxloe Golf Course, Shires Jr Tour-
27Th May – Overstone Golf Course, Shires Jr Tour
31st May – County under 14’s Aspley Guise against Leicestershire
1st June- Men’s June Stableford Bedford -42 points 4th place
2nd June – Market Harborough Golf Course, Shires Jr Tour
8th June – Beds and County Golf Course Jr Medal- CANCELLED
8th June- The Bedford Jr Roll up-38 points 1st place
16th June – Burton on Trent Golf Course, Shire Jr Tour- CANCELLED
30th June – Beds and County Inter Team competition
23 rd June-The Sheppard Trophy
14th July – Jr Captain day Beds and County
20th July – Beds and County Golf Club , Jr Medal (5th) / telegraph vitality jr Golf championship qualifying event-
9th August – Beds and County Golf Club , Jr Medal (6th)
15th August – County TBC
18th August – Nailcote Hall Golf Course Ryder Cup, Shire jr Tour
20th August – County TBC
29TH September – Wellingborough Golf Course, Shires Final
I love to follow my favourite golfer Justin Rose, so when I found out he was sponsoring the Justin Rose Telegraph Jr Golf Championship 2019 there was only one thing to do to make sure Beds and County would be a host…..
The best lesson I had with my coach, was him showing me that those tricky shots should be the ones that put a smile on our face as we look at and wonder ‘how can I turn this around’?