Golf starlet Charlie Goodridge looks set to follow in the footsteps of his hero Tiger Woods after sealing victory at the UK Kids Championships.
The Bury St Edmunds-born player came out on top of a strongly-contested seven-years-and-under category at the Northampton-based event, sealing victory with a round of 35, which included a gross birdie and three gross pars to win by one shot.
His success will now see the seven-year-old Lawshall Primary School pupil represent England at the European Kids Championships and the World Kids Championships, held at the prestigious Pinehurst course in America next year.
And with past champions including the illustrious 14-time major championship winner Woods, Goodridge’s father Andy is hopeful of his son enjoying similar success in the sport in years to come.
“I am extremely proud of what Charlie has achieved,” said Goodridge, who owns Bury St Edmunds Golf range and has coached his son from the age of two.
“Charlie has been around golf all of his life and it is amazing to see him doing well.
“He practices everyday and drags me out on to the course, which is great to see.
“He played amazingly well against a very strong field and I think his overall score would have seen him win the age category above his as well.
“His heroes include Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy and it will be great for him to follow in their footsteps.
“Tiger won the world event at Pinehurst and it would be amazing to have our own little Tiger here in Bury St Edmunds.”