Teenage Golfer Beats Father to Win Club Championship

By: Golfshake Editor | Tue 08 Sep 2020 | Comments


It's a milestone for many boys when they get the better of their father at golf, but for 14-year-old Harry Brinded, that achievement was even more significant when he beat his dad, James Brinded, the Club Captain, to win the Thorpeness Golf Club Championship. 

Thought to be the youngest winner in the club’s history, Harry has now overtaken his father as his handicap has been cut to 5, while James is off 6.

Delighted with his win, Harry was presented with the shield and a prize voucher, reflecting: “That was a great outcome. I’m thrilled that I now have enough funds to buy the Vokey wedges I have been saving up for." 

Organised by Thorpeness Golf Club members committee, the event is played over 36 holes across the two days. Harry won with a score of 77 on the first day and 75 on the second, a total of 152. He was leading going into the back nine but took a 7 on the par 5 14th hole, he recovered well, playing the last four holes in two under par, making birdies at the 16th and 17th holes with a level par back nine. Harry’s father James, was runner up with scores of 78 and 80, a total of 158.

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Commenting on his son’s win, James said: ”I am extremely proud of Harry’s achievements, he has come a long way since picking up a set of plastic golf clubs for the first time aged two and practicing in our back garden.

“It has always been our aim to make Thorpeness an all-inclusive family club welcoming all ages to come and play with a chance to receive professional tuition. We hope Harry’s win will show other youngsters what can be achieved and encourage them to join us”.

Thorpeness Club’s Director of Golf, Christine Langford added: “I am thrilled that Harry has taken first place this year, he was very focused throughout the event showing amazing skill and will go on to more great achievements in the future”.

Thorpeness Golf Club & Hotel is a James Braid design, a coastal heathland golf course situated on the Suffolk Coast near Aldeburgh. The course is Highly Recommended on Golfshake.


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