12-Year-Old Wows Scotland with Golf Skills

by Laura Berry

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

US Kids Golf swings in for some under par PR Scotland on online news site.

Isleofman.com has featured an article about 12-year-old golfer who has beaten some of the best of his competitors from around the world at a tournament in Scotland.

Herman Loubser took place in the tournament known as the US kids Golf European Championship which took place at Gullane Golf Course, East Lothian and had over 500 young golfers participate from all over the globe – including no less than ten different countries such as Czech Republic, The Netherlands, Thailand and Australia.

Herman was one of 60 players in the age category and managed to achieve astonishing results. He claimed a tight victory over the 54 holes with rounds of 69, 74, and 76, giving him a three over par total of 219 and bringing him down to a 4.3 handicap.

Overall, the UK recorded the highest number of individual winners with strong performances from South Africa and the United States.

Dan Van Horn, president of the U.S. Kids Golf Foundation, said: “This has been a great event which has showcased the very best junior golf from around the world.

“We’ve had some blustery conditions on the courses which gave our young competitors a test of Scottish links golf at its best, but the standard of play has once again been exceptional. We’ve seen many sub-par scores throughout the week and there have been a number of new European Champions, which really reflects the quality and emerging talent from all around the world that exists among the young golfing stars of the future.”

The following day, Herman represented Western Europe with Matthieu Caron at the Van Horn Cup where the top two from each of the categories played at Gullane’s top course. Both Herman and Matthieu were successful in beating the international team 8-5, winning the trophy for the third year in a row.

The article in Isleofman.com was secured as part of a sustained PR campaign carried out by public relations agency Holyrood Partnership.

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