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Teenage golfer Mackenzie dreams of turning professional as he prepares to take European step


By Andrew Henderson

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A local youngster is set to play in the US Kids Golf European Championship in East Lothian later this year.

Scott Mackenzie (13) was invited to compete in the tournament after reaching the grand final of the Wee Wonders British Championships last year.

Muir of Ord Golf Club junior member Scott Mackenzie, 13, was invited to compete in the US Kids Golf European Championship after reaching the Grand Final of the Wee Wonders British Championships last year.
Muir of Ord Golf Club junior member Scott Mackenzie, 13, was invited to compete in the US Kids Golf European Championship after reaching the Grand Final of the Wee Wonders British Championships last year.

A junior member at Muir of Ord – where he hit a hole-in-one at the fifth hole last week – he has been golfing for nine years and playing in competitions for three.

He said: “I first picked up a golf club when I was four – I learned from my dad, that’s how it all started.”

The premier European golf competition will see 650 of the world’s best young golfers aged between five to 18 travel to Scotland.

It was supposed to take place in May, but has been postponed until later this year, but that is only a temporary disappointment for Mackenzie who wants to go on and play the sport professionally.

Read more in today's Ross-shire Journal.


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