12-year- old raises the bar

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Brandon Weir, part of the winning team of the Dunbar Cup that took place after the Junior Africa Challenge.
Brandon Weir, part of the winning team of the Dunbar Cup that took place after the Junior Africa Challenge.

Brandon Weir, member of Ruimsig Country Club won the 12 year old division atthe Junior Africa Challenge held at Zebula Golf Estate held over the 31st of August and 3rd of September producing scores of 71, 75 and 69.

This win gains Weir automatic entry into the Malaysian Junior Championships taking place in December 2015, the European Junior Championships held in May 2016 in Scotland and the World Teen Championships taking place in July 2016 held in Pinehurst, USA.

Inspired by his older brother, PGA professional Ashley Weir, Weir became familiar with golf at the age of five watching his brother practise in the garden. Shortly after, Weir started a 10 week program at the World of Golf where he won the Gary Player Future Player Award. From there Weir has been seeking professional coaching from golf specialist, Bryan Roelofsz, having briefly learnt under Eldred Westner.

Weir has developed into a fine young golfer, where at the age 12 years old plays off an eight handicap and tees off the men’s tee boxes. Weir plays Junior League for Ruimsig Country Club and has made the Central Gauteng Golf Union (CGGU) team for the second year in a row.

Brandon represented CGGU at the SA U13 Championships at Royal Durban from 5-7 Oct. n

 

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