Prac­tice makes per­fect

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

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.

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