Gay­hurst pupil Daniel has this golf game off to a tee...

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GAY­HURST

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

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