A young St Ives (Hunts) Golf Club sensation is starring on the fairways . . . at the age of eight.

Hayden Beary has already enjoyed his first tournament success after being the leading boy in his category when competing in his first Shires Junior Golf Tour event earlier this month.

Beary carded a score of 50 over nine holes at Kingsthorpe Golf Club, Northampton, in the 'Diamond' section for players with handicaps between 45 and 54

Matt Leach, the PGA coach at St Ives (Hunts) Golf Club, said: “It's been very obvious from when I first starting coaching Hayden that he is a star of the future.

“He has a real talent for the game and is full of energy and enthusiasm. I'm sure this will be the first of many successes for him.”

Beary only took up the game in January and is one of a promising band of young players regularly taking to the St Ives (Hunts) course.

Junior memberships at the club are available for £50 per year. Further information at www.stivesgolfclub.co.uk