Brody MacIver is crowned British Junior Golf Tour champion
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Brody MacIver has proven himself to be one of the country’s most promising prospects after he was crowned the British Junior Golf Tour champion for his age group.
The Nairn Golf Club member had a dominant season, as he won 19 out of 22 competitions during the tour and came in second place in the three competitions he did not win.
The Kirkhill Primary School pupil from Lentran holds the record for the most wins in a single tour.
Speaking about being crowned champion, Brody (7) gave credit to help and support he received from dad Don and mum Gemma to compete on the tour held in England and Wales, travelling over 20,000 miles during the season.
He said: “It was the first time that I had taken part in the tour. I don’t know how I won, my dad is my caddy and he helps me win.
“I practice a lot and I play five days a week at Nairn Golf Club as well as at Aigas Golf Club.”
Brody first swung a golf club at the age of two but has only recently started playing competitively.
When the country went into the first lockdown in March last year, he used the time available to develop his golfing ability which has earned him success.
“I first got involved in golf because my dad plays,” said Brody.
“But I only started playing properly during lockdown and I managed to pick it up quite quickly.
“My favourite thing about playing golf is using my driver because I can hit the ball really far and the furthest that I have hit is 200 yards.
Brody’s golfing hero is Robert MacIntyre and he is hoping to follow in his footsteps one day and become a professional, competing at some of the biggest tournaments in the world.
“One day I would like to play at Pebble Beach Golf Club,” said Brody speaking about his dream course to play on.
“I would like to become a professional golfer and play at places like Augusta.”
Brody is not spending much time celebrating his British Junior Golf Tour win as he is heading back on the course to prepare for tournaments in Ireland and the United States.
He is planning to take part in the Junior World Stars in Las Vegas and at the Champion of Champions event in Ireland in July.
He will also step up an age group on the British Junior Golf Tour next season.