Gayhurst pupil Daniel has this golf game off to a tee...
He brought his rather grand trophy into the school in Bull Lane, Chalfont St Peter, to show his classmates and his – rather envious – peer golfers.
Daniel, who plays golf at Wexham Park Golf Club, has been knocking golf balls around since he was a toddler.
Taking it seriously from the age of five, under the watchful eye of his father, Daniel has managed to achieve this win with a handicap of 10.
Daniel is delighted to be able to keep his glass trophy, and his name will be engraved on a shield alongside previous winners such as Eddie Pepperell who recently won his first European Tour event at the Qatar Masters.
Daniel’s sister Ella, a former Gayhurst pupil who is now at Berkhamsted High, achieved her own success in the summer when she won the U13s title.
Daniel laughs that there is quite a bit of competition in the family to see who can get the best handicap.
Ella’s is 9 and Daniel said, with a chuckle: “My dad’s handicap is 13 – it really should be a lot higher.”
Mr David Bushnell, deputy headteacher at Gayhurst, and himself a keen golfer, said: “Daniel’s achievement is so inspiring to our other golfers at Gayhurst and to all of our children, showing that dedication and effort pays off.
“We are very proud of him.”
Daniel Butteriss – and trophy