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Brooke Castle remembers looking at her son Jack through a baby monitor and seeing him swing a plastic golf club in a cot. “He was only about two years old and used to lie on his back and swing that little club. At four he was on a real golf course,” she said. “He always loved it.” While most kids his age are playing Minecraft or kicking a soccer ball, young Jack Castle destroyed golf courses around the world. The eight year old elementary school student at St Luke’s Grammar (Bayview) spends most of his free time playing, practicing or exercising with his own personal trainer. He even gets time off from school to play Bayview Golf Club’s Wednesday morning men’s competition, play a handicap of 20, and compete against, and sometimes beat, players ages 40 to 80. Can drive up to 170 m from the tee and with After a successful short game, Jack qualified for the Junior World Championship in the USA for three years in a row (COVID prevented the last two trips) and became tournaments in America, Mexico and the Caribbean invited. Coach Dave Saunders does not dampen the hype about his young protégé and predicts that Jack could one day emulate the youthful genius Tiger Woods. Jack, who uses bespoke clubs and golf clothing, thinks big too. “My dreams are to move to America and win the Masters as a professional golfer,” he said. “The thing about golf is you can have a great game one week and a bad game the next, so I love improving my score and seeing how far I can hit the ball on the fairway I feel satisfied and want to have that feeling again. And I love to see my coach to learn more and more strokes and other skills. ” Jack chats easily with adults as he walks the Bayview fairways, with no age limits when it comes to mutual love. “Some are older than me, but if you play golf it doesn’t matter. I like to hang out with my golf friends, ”he said. Jack Castle – remember the name.

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Brooke Castle remembers looking at her son Jack through a baby monitor and seeing him swing a plastic golf club in a cot.

“He was only about two years old and used to lie on his back and swing that little club. At four he was on a real golf course,” she said. “He always loved it.”

While most kids his age are playing Minecraft or kicking a soccer ball, young Jack Castle destroyed golf courses around the world.

The eight year old elementary school student at St Luke’s Grammar (Bayview) spends most of his free time playing, practicing or exercising with his own personal trainer.

He even gets time off from school to play the Bayview Golf Club’s Wednesday morning men’s competition, play a handicap of 20, and compete against, and sometimes beat, players ages 40 to 80.

Capable of driving up to 170 m from the tee and with a completed short game, Jack qualified for the Junior World Championship in the USA for three years in a row (COVID prevented the last two trips) and was taken to tournaments in America, Mexico and . invited the Caribbean.

WHAT TO SEE: Jack Castle plays Bayview Golf Club’s men’s Wednesday morning competition. Picture Geoff Jones

Coach Dave Saunders does not dampen the hype about his young protégé and predicts that Jack could one day emulate the youthful genius Tiger Woods.

Jack, who uses custom-sized clubs and golf clothing, also thinks big. “My dreams are to move to America and win the Masters as a professional golfer,” he said.

“The thing about golf is you can have a great game one week and a bad game the next, so I love improving my score and seeing how far I can hit the ball on the fairway I feel satisfied and want to have that feeling again. And I love to see my coach to learn more and more strokes and other skills. “

Jack chats easily with adults as he walks the Bayview fairways, with no age limits when it comes to mutual love.

“Some are older than me, but if you play golf it doesn’t matter. I like to hang out with my golf friends, ”he said.

Jack Castle – remember the name.

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