Youngster keen to take on classic
AFTER winning a sub-junior Warwick Golf Club championship last year, Dan Hynes is hoping to hit a score in the high 80s in Sunday's Warwick Junior Classic.
Last year, Hynes hit 92 in the classic but has reduced his handicap by five shots in the past year.
“I like the classics because there is more competition as we are competing with players from other areas,” Hynes said.
The 16-year-old plays golf after school each Friday and in Saturday afternoon competitions.
Work commitments restrict his play on Sundays mornings when the Warwick juniors play up to 18 holes.
He has a best of 89 in competition and rates his best shot as his second on the 15th two months ago when he put the ball on the green from 250 metres out.
“At the moment, I am hitting long balls and am happy with my putting,” Hynes said.
“My weakness is chipping.”
Fifty-six golfers from Dalby, Gatton, Clifton, Borneo, Tenterfield, Middle Ridge and Toowoomba City will join Warwick golfers in the junior classic on Sunday.
The tournament is part of the 2010 Junior Satellite Circuit.
John Walsh, of Warwick Watchmakers and Jewellers, is the major sponsor, and some fantastic prizes have also been donated by Rob McConnell from the Warwick Golf Shop.
Prizes include the best overall nett, best gross, runners-up in all grades, nearest the pins and approaches.
Events for boys and girls will be played over 18, nine, six and four holes. Tee off is 9am Sunday.
The event is also the first round of the first round of the Warwick Junior Club Championship; the second round is on December 14.