MICHAEL GOODWIN is still too young to order a drink at the 19th hole – but that didn’t stop him winning one of the top prizes at the Brimstage Brewery Team Golf Challenge.
The 13 year-old was the only one of the 135 competitors not able to sample the products of the sponsors at Bromborough Golf Club.
But his superb tee shot at the par 3 10th – which finished just 43 inches from the flag – earned him the nearest the pin award. The youngest player in the field used a three hybrid to fly the 160 yards to the hole. Michael, nephew of Bromborough’s Ken Goodwin, plays off 16 and was invited to join his uncle’s team, The Goodies Golf Society. He contributed on 14 of the 18 holes.
Had he holed his tee shot he would have won a set of Callaway Razr X Irons. Sadly his putt lipped out, so he missed out on a further prize in the 2’s competition.
The overall competition was closely contested with Vicars Cross GC winning with 109 points. Joint runners-up and area winners for Lancashire and Wales were West Derby and Mold Bucks GS. Nearest the pin on hole 16 was Brian Frain (Mold) who was six inches away from winning a £5,000 golf holiday to the USA for four people.