BOYSNOPE Park Golf Club’s young star Jack Pritchard has his eyes set firmly on a career in golf, just three years after first playing the game.
The 18-year-old had never played golf but his grandad Bob works on the Boysnope green staff and Jack ended doing work experience at the Eccles-based club when he was 15 and it was then that he picked up a club for the first time in his life and he quickly became infected with the golfing bug.
Jack said: “I was then down at the range every night and had some lessons with the pro Scott Currie to help me with my swing.
In my first season I began with a 24 handicap and brought that down to 12 that summer, then to seven in the second season and now it is 3.9, which is the lowest handicap in the club.I won the Club Championship in 2013 as well as the Pair’s Matchplay and was the Singles Matchplay runner-up.”
In another club major he shot a two-under-par gross score and also won a two-day strokeplay event at Boysnope. He also played for the North West juniors and won a Lee Westwood U21 event.
“My aim now is to go to America on a scholarship, then turn pro and eventually play on the European Tour,Ó he said. ÒI feel that I have the potential and commitment to achieve my aims.”
His coach Scott added: “Jack has made remarkable progress in a very short time and he has the right dedication to succeed and he practices every day working hard on his short game and he is a great example to any other aspiring young players.”