Golf wonderkid prepares for international tour

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BRITISH golfing ace Oliver Strang is getting ready for tournaments around the world.

Caceres-based Oliver began playing golf with his father, Christopher, when he was just three-years-old and quickly got the hang of the sport, and soon after joined the Michael Campbell Golf Academy near Puerto Banus, Marbella.

There his coach, Phillip Tanham, honed Oliver’s skills and he began to win junior tournaments, including finishing top in his age group for the Wee Wonders competition, which has qualified him for the St Andrews Tournament in August, and the most recent Chinnydipper competition with -1 par.

Thanks in part to his sponsors, Chinnydipper, Sam Oliver, ClubFace-Golf, J Kellett Foods and Diamonds & Pearls Events Management, Oliver will also be able take part in the American Golf Junior Championship in England in August, as well as the Paul Mcguinty Trophy in Portugal, the US Kids Golf tournament in Wales, Spain’s Chinnydipper Pro Tour and the St Andrews Wee Wonders Grand Final in Scotland.

After a hectic August schedule, the aspiring pro golfer hopes to also to take part in the Venice Tour in Italy in September and, should he qualify, a tournament in America in the beginning of 2018.

The youngster dreams of becoming world number one and playing in the Masters Tournament.

Christopher Strang told the Euro Weekly News: “He is a busy boy, his coach is amazed with how good he is.

“He has the drive to be the best and loves the game.”

Christopher also recommends any parents with children interested in golf enrol them into academies like the Michael Campbell Golf Academy so that they can learn “discipline, sportsmanship and enjoyment in the game of golf.”

Oliver has a Facebook page, Oliver Strang – road to the Masters, where videos of him training attract thousands of views and a large number of supporters in his dream. Everyone at the EWN Media Group wishes Oliver the best of luck on his road to the Masters!

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