Twelve-year-old Norfolk schoolboy Charlie Walshe is celebrating after scooping two golfing competitions in 24 hours in his quest to become a professional golfer.
 
Walshe, from Wymondham, Norfolk, won the Barnham Broom Golf Club Junior Open championship – open to young players up to the age of 17 – after successfully completing Barnham Broom’s 18-hole Valley Course with a net score of 68.
 
The next day he was part of the triumphant Barnham Broom Juniors Team that came top of the Norwich Bass Trophy Division 4 with another winning score.
 
Playing off a handicap of 21.8, Walshe, who is a student at Wymondham High School, is a member of the Barnham Broom Golf Academy.
 
“I just couldn’t believe that I had won,” said Waslhe. “I am very excited and proud. I really love this sport and dream of maybe one day becoming a golf pro.”

This year, 36 young players took part in the annual Barnham Broom Junior Open, some playing off scratch handicaps.
 
Barnham Broom hotel boasts two of the finest golf courses in Norfolk in the Hill Course and the Valley Course. These are supported by superb practice facilities, individual and group professional tuition, driving range, short game practice area, Junior Academy and golf school.  
 
The club also received a GolfMark award earlier this year, recognising its work in providing many opportunities for junior and beginner golfers in a safe, welcoming and accessible environment.  

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