Junior gets shot at state team
GOLF: Five years ago he was selected in the North Queensland schools’ golf team and now Mathew Bower has done it again.
A strong showing in Ayr last weekend, where he placed second in a golf competition, was enough to earn the 17-year-old a trip to Toowoomba next month where he will compete for a spot in the state side.
Bower first picked up a set of clubs when he was 10 and has been playing golf ever since.
The junior now spends about three afternoons a week out at the Proserpine course honing his skills.
“I usually get in nine holes after school,” he said.
Bower is meticulous with his game and said being able to tinker with his technique was something he enjoyed.
“Even if you don’t play well, you learn things from the round and you can improve and stuff like that,” he said. “(You) look back (and think) I could have done this, or that. Then you try and do it the next game.”
Bower will head to Toowoomba on July 16-19 for the Queensland School State Championships.
THROUGH: Junior Mathew Bower. golfer