Practice makes perfect
Bailey Kimber I just try to be the best player I can be.
BAILEY Kimber is proof practice leads to success.
While everyone retired to the club house after their rounds of golf, Bailey was found on the green practising his putting.
The 16-year-old said it was the best part of his game and it had improved over the years.
“I try and keep it nice and smooth,” he said.
Bailey did not have a favourite golfer and put his dogged persistence in training down to individual motivation.
“I just try to be the best player I can be,” he said.
It has paid off with Bailey being runner-up in the A-grade section of the Mundubbera Championships.
He first picked up a golf club nine years ago after tagging along with his family to the golf club.
He said he was alright at the sport from the beginning, but shrugged off any suggestion he had a natural talent for the notoriously tough game.
While he also plays rugby league and cricket, Bailey liked that golf was an individual pursuit.
“It’s an individual game so you don’t have to rely on a team,” he said.
While golf appeared to be the more leisurely of the sports, Bailey believed it was still very physical and required skill.
“You have to be flexible with your swinging and have upper body strength,” he said.
“In driving, you need a nice easy swing and to keep your eye on the ball.
“There are other factors other than just sheer force.”
ON THE BALL: Bailey Kimber takes time to work on his skills.