A Swinging PR Scotland Success for Junior Golf Competition

by Laura Berry

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

deadline USKGDeadline press and picture agency, has featured an article on a young golfer who soldiered through a difficult illness to take part in a prestigious junior golf tournament.

Lewis Reid aged 12 from the Milngavie area of Glasgow, took part in this years U.S Kids Golf European Championship – despite battling vomiting fits in the days leading up to the event.

At the golf tournament – which saw around 500 young golfers from over 30 different nations come together – Lewis was one of three youngsters to score a hole in one.

His shot made from 133 yards on a 3 under par hole, is  a fantastic example of the young golfing talent that the competition aims to promote and nurture.

Lewis says in the article: “I was absolutely thrilled to have managed a hole in one.  It really made my week especially as I’d been feeling so unwell.

“I had such a brilliant time at the competition and I’m looking forward to whats next.”

Lewis’ parents are immensely proud of their sons achievement and the fact that he has been ill makes his shot all that more special.  Lewis suffers from a swollen oesophagus which causes constant vomiting and he has been attending the Glasgow Sick Kids hospital for treatment.

Lewis’ dad and caddy said: “Lewis’s achievment is fantastic. He played some excellent golf over the three days.  He is just a wee battler – I can’t imagine an adult continuing to play when they felt that ill.”

Lewis eventually finished sixth in the tournament and then went on to take home the cup at another competition at the Glen Golf Club.

His dad further added: “Lewis’s dedication to golf has no end.”

The U.S Kids Golf European Championship is in its third year and was organised by the U.S Kids Golf Foundation to promote the sport to young people and their families. 

The full article can be found on Deadline’s website and was secured as part of a successful PR and social media campaign carried out by the Holyrood Partnership.

 

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