Louis Leonard, an up-and-coming golfer in Year 10, was recently named ‘Junior Best Player of the Year 2018’ by Bovey Tracey Golf Club.
The rising star, who only took up the sport just over two years ago, currently plays off a handicap of nine and represents the county in the Devon U16 Boys team. His latest accolade comes after a hugely successful year for the young player, including winning the Devon Club Team Championship and U14 Nett Championship, as well as representing the county at the England Junior Golf Championships in August of last year.
Louis’ success comes after a pro-golfing member of the family introduced him to the sport when he was just twelve years old: “I found playing really relaxing and I quickly became a regular player. I am hoping to become a scratch golfer and represent Devon in the U18s team; ultimately, I want to enter more competitions and play for England one day. I would say to anyone wanting to try a new sport: just go for it and have a go, as it could turn into something bigger.”
Teacher of Physical Education and Louis’ Tutor, Mike Dicks, said of the young player: “Playing off a handicap of nine at just fourteen years old is an achievement in itself; to think Louis started playing just two years ago is incredible. He has shown huge amounts of early potential and with his continued progress, we cannot wait to see where it takes him.”