Pre­ston has that Seve style

Ormskirk Advertiser - - Student Life - BY TIM JOHN­SON

TAL­ENTED teenage golfer Pre­ston Dig­gle, a ju­nior mem­ber at both West Lancs and Lee Park Golf Clubs, has been in­vited to rep­re­sent Lan­cashire in the U14 County Golf Cham­pi­onships this sum­mer.

The 13-year-old Child­wall young­ster, who at­tends SFX Col­lege, was de­lighted to re­ceive the news of his se­lec­tion.

“The tour­na­ments start in June and I’m very ex­cited,” he said.

“It’s great to make my mum and dad proud of me. I just want to play well and I’m prac­tic­ing hard.”

The teenager, who plays off a hand­i­cap of 11 and reck­ons to drive the ball on av­er­age 210 yards off the tee, be­lieves his iron shots are the strength of his game.

Al­though some good judges might say that it is his ba­sic com­pet­i­tive­ness that helps him most on the course.

He con­tin­ued: “I think my best win to date came in the Bill Beau­mont Pro Am when my coach, Chris Cow­drey, put to­gether a team and we won the com­pe­ti­tion.

“I also won a First Di­vi­sion event at West Lancs and a num­ber of ju­nior events at the club. These days I play mostly against adults.

“My favourite golfer of all time is Seve Balles­teros. I’m not quite sure why.

“I think I saw a film once about his life and I just loved the way he played the game.”

In order to con­cen­trate on golf, Pre­ston has stopped play­ing foot­ball, where he was some­thing of a star striker with the Kingsthorne and Woolton Ath­letic clubs – once scor­ing 35 goals in a sea­son for the lat­ter.

He will use the ex­tra time to prac­tice three times and play a round twice a week at Liver­pool Golf Cen­tre and his two clubs.

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