Imogen Potter ready for second experience of the US Kids European Golf Championship at East Lothian Golf Club
After finishing 21st among some of the world’s best players at last year’s US Kids European Golf Championship, Stephen Potter is confident that his grand-daughter Imogen Potter has come on leaps and bounds as she prepares to feature in the same competition.
The Mellis Primary School pupil, who has been practising over the winter at both Diss Golf Club and Stonham Barns Golf Club, will compete in the 9-10 Girls section at East Lothian, Scotland, when the tournament gets under way on Tuesday.
And while he is not setting any targets for the nine-year-old, Stephen believes the experience of 2018 is bound to hold Imogen in good stead this time around.
“The tournament is excellent – it is just like playing on the PGA Tour,” said Stephen, who will once again take on the role of Imogen’s caddy.
“In that respect there will be no surprises for her, but she also learned a lot from being out on the course last year.
“After the first round she was level with the girls that ended up finishing in the top 10, but on the second day she started hitting the ball too far. She was ending up in bunkers off the tee on par 4s, and from there it was difficult to get out.
“She has been doing a lot of work with Kris Kemp over at Stonham and he has been fantastic with her. He told her that finishing in the top 15 would be a target, but just qualifying for the event again is an achievement in itself. If she can finish any higher than last year it would be amazing.”