We have had some fantastic news this week regarding Niall’s golfing future. He has managed to secure a full golf scholarship in America.

When Niall joined us in 2012 he played off a handicap of 6 with a bunch of personality and a desire for the game that I have seen in no other golfer. You could tell he had all the right attributes to succeed, including determination, desire and a passion for hard work… a pretty good mix for a budding golfer!!

Well, those attributes have all been rewarded with a full golfing scholarship to Kirkwood Community college in Iowa, America. Niall got the phone call a couple of weeks ago from the head of golf at Kirkwood, Darin Pint. I had the pleasure in talking with ‘Coach Pint’ before the big decision who couldn’t wait to get Niall over to the college and start working with him.

Niall fully deserves all the plaudits he has been getting over the last few months, all his hard work and hours on the practice range has allowed him to reduce his handicap from 4 to 0.5 in just a matter of months. He certainly has been the first on the driving range in the mornings and the last to go at night, this hard work he openly says is the secret to his lower scores!! Kirkwood college are getting not just a special player in Niall but a true gent who will be a real credit to the college!!

We will certainly miss him here at the THSG as I am sure all the members will at the club. We would like to send him off in true THSG style and run a golf tournament with all proceeds going towards Niall’s future. More information will be posted soon about this special day for Niall, if your interested in supporting the day please keep Sunday 21st August free in your diary.   

I even managed to hunt down some very much younger photos of Niall in his prime winning trophies and thinking he was a super hero!!! Sorry Ni…..

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