Beau into single figure handicap

It’s school holiday time and that means more time on the practice fairway and playing in club competitions for Beau Davis.

Twelve months ago, young Corowa golfer Beau Davis had a golf handicap in the mid 20s.

Beau, who turned 14-years-of-age at the end of November, now plays off nine – at the time of The Free Press going to print.

“Beau has natural ability,” Pro Shop professional and director of golfing at Corowa Golf Club, James Gordon, told The Free Press.

“He comes down after school every day practising and is a well-mannered kid, keen to learn.”

Beau is one of seven or eight juniors being coached by Gordon every Monday, who predicts a bright future for his pupil. “Gee, the other day he nearly outdrove me!” big hitting left-hander Gordon said.

Beau is driving 240 to 250 metres off the tee-stand and golf is now his sole sport. “It’s all golf,” he said.

“I just try to keep improving. James is a very good teacher. You can understand him.”

A Corowa resident, Beau will be in Year 9 at Rutherglen High School this year and will look forward to playing pennant for Corowa Golf Club.

In the meantime, with school holidays, there will be more competitions than his usual Saturday and Sunday competitions, and more opportunities to further improve his handicap.