Golf Open Finals for Charlie
Y12 student, Charlie Littlewood, has qualified for the Finals of the Junior European Golf Open at the end of November, despite prioritising revising for his GCSEs in the early part of the year. This week-long tournament brings together the best young golfers from across Europe to compete at the Alcaidesa Golf Course in Spain.
Charlie said: “Focusing on my exams meant I couldn’t dedicate as much time to practice as I would have liked, so I was really pleased to qualify for the event in Spain. I have worked hard on my game through the summer and hope I can do well at the Open in November.”
Charlie started playing at the age of 8 and was part of the junior coaching program at Rudding Park Golf Club. By the age of 11 he was playing the full 18-hole format and got his first handicap. He soon started representing the club in the junior team and was Junior Captain aged just 13. His development has been supported by regular one-to one coaching at Rudding Park. He regularly spends up to two hours a day practicing and plays every weekend.
Over the last few years Charlie has played for the Rudding Park 1st team, has been a regular in the Harrogate & District Union junior team, and has represented Yorkshire at U16 level. Alongside this, he has played a number of times in the Oceanico World Kids Golf tournament in Portugal and the US Kids European Championships in Scotland. Charlie has also been lucky enough to play some amazing golf courses in Dubai, Mauritius and Turkey and some prestigious courses in the UK, gaining valuable experience in playing a variety of courses.
As he embarks on his A-Levels, Charlie’s dream is for a career in the sport he loves, whether as a player, coach or in golf management. In the short term, his ambition would be to combine playing golf and further education with a scholarship to a university in the United States. As he continues his studies at Harrogate Grammar School, Charlie is determined to work hard both on and off the golf course.