Jack ain’t par for the course! Four holes-in-one at 14!

Kirkintilloch Golf Club. Feature on fourteen year old golfer Jack Campbell 2.6.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes
Kirkintilloch Golf Club. Feature on fourteen year old golfer Jack Campbell 2.6.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes

A BUDDING golfer is on a really winning ‘stroke’...

Jack Campbell (14), a member at Kirkintilloch Golf Club, plays off a handicap of eight and now regularly beats his dad – club captain Billy Campbell.

He’s aced the 118-yard 15th a remarkable four times and has had several other tee shots hit the pin. Remarkably he’s only been playing the game two years.

Billy, who has a handicap of +1, told the Herald: “I’m very proud of him considering he’s only been playing for a relatively short time.

“He’s now got the third or fourth lowest junior handicap in the club and plays for our team.”

Jack is a product of the club’s highly successful Clubgolf programme – a scheme designed to attract youngsters to the game and bolster club memberships.

Billy said: “We’ve got nine coaches who do Clubgolf and around 70 kids come along every week.

“The BBC came over recently to do a feature because we had been recommended as one of the best examples of the scheme.”

Modest Jack says that his stunning success is due to taking lessons at the club and “listening to my dad”.

He added: “I probably just want to keep golf as a hobby, but I do enjoy playing competitions at the club and would love to represent my country.”