Marvel Mackenzie has bright golf future
He may be lagging a little bit behind Tiger Woods who, legend has it, began swinging a club from his high chair at the age of six months.
But Fraser Mackenzie, a mini golfing marvel from Inverness, is already being tipped to become the city’s next Russell Knox.
The gifted seven-year-old has been causing a stir as a team member in the Target Golf League at Loch Ness Golf Club, beating established players and drawing an enthralled crowd through his exploits.
Already a 23-handicap, the future looks bright. Fraser joined Torvean Golf Club last year and saw off competitors up to the age of 18 to lift the club’s junior championship. He also became the Inverness Primary School golf champion, while pairing up to win the team event for Lochardil Primary.
There has been one foray abroad, with a seventh-place finish out of an age group field of 30 at the World Junior Championships in Portugal in August.
Now Fraser – also a junior member at the Culcabock and Loch Ness courses – is preparing to join the British junior tour from February next year.
Read more in today's Inverness Courier.