Cheshire Union of Golf Clubs

Hat-trick for Liam at Sandiway


Sandiway Junior Captain Liam Gobin has won the club championship at his club for the third successive year.
The 18-year-old +2 handicapper has become only the second person in 100 years to do this.
Liam was a regular for Cheshire Boys teams and has finished his A levels at Sir John Deans School and is taking on a golf scholarship in Texas to study business and golf scholarship next August and hopefully after completing the scholarship to play on the professional tour.
Liam explained how he got into golf: “After a few years playing football for academies around the North West and being unsuccessful my dad tried me in a new sport for me - golf which he played with in the HRBL Golf Society.
“I joined the golf society aged 11 playing in men’s golf competitions also travelling abroad for four years learning so much from every member.
“I played regularly representing Cheshire Boys Team from an early age and consistently achieved high finishes in number of Cheshire competitions.
“I was a member for the last three years of England Boys Regional squad learning from England and Cheshire coach Peter Barber and achieving the England Diploma in Sporting Excellence.
“I also competed and finished well in a number of England competitions – The Carris Trophy 17th and 12th position in the last two years.
“I also competed in the 1836 Pro Tour and finished third against 50 professionals.
“I would like to thank my coach Graham Tonge who has had a big influence on me and I have learned so much from him and have so much respect for his knowledge - he has always believed in me as a player.
“I would also like to thank all members at Sandiway making me so welcome from age 11 to progress not just my golf but becoming the person I am today and a special thanks to the Junior Organiser Stuart Richards.
“My immediate ambition is to play top level amateur golf competitions and hopefully play in the Walker Cup one day.”

Photos & copy courtesy Geoff Garett



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