Broxup Heads For Europe
16 year old Tom Broxup has done what Leeds United haven’t done for a long time, by qualifying for Europe. Tom, from Cookridge Hall Golf Club, has qualified to play in the European Junior Open in Spain at the end of November. It didn’t look likely to happen when he was eight over par after seven holes in very difficult conditions at Lowlaithes Golf Club but he came back with four birdies to get him on the plane to Spain.
This follows closely on from Tom’s International debut when he successfully represented England Schools against Scotland, qualifying for the team by coming 6th in the English Schools Championships at Nottingham.
Other success this year include an extremely successful season representing Yorkshire and winning the Leeds and District Junior Strokeplay Championship.
Tom has got down from a 2 handicap at the beginning of the season to Scratch and is rapidly heading for Plus 1.
Tom is also following the footsteps of another Cookridge Hall Junior. Bradley Hudson came second in the European Junior Open two years ago after shooting a sensational round of 68 at Finca Cortesin where the World Matchplay event was held.
Mark Pinkett, Tom’s coach at Cookridge is full of praise for the way Tom has gone about his golf this year:
‘Tom’s hard work and commitment have paid off this year as he has moved his golf onto another level. His maturity and course management have enabled him to recover from occasional set-backs and win competitions in very difficult circumstances. He is a pleasure to teach and will only get better.’