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Harris becomes youngest ever major handicap winner at Rose Hill Golf Club

Craig Gibbons 10th Nov, 2016 Updated: 10th Nov, 2016

A TEENAGE Rose Hill Golf Club member has become the youngest ever major handicap trophy winner in club’s 95-year history.

Matthew Harris, 14, took part in the major match play competition The Hodge Cup where he won four different rounds to reach the 36-hole final against club captain Andrew Beard.

Played over just one day in the Lickey Hills, the Turves Green Boys School pupil reigned victorious, winning by just one hole which meant he was the youngest ever major handicap winner in Rose Hill’s long history.

Harris took up golf at the age of 12 before joining Rose Hill where he was given a handicap of 26. And with regular coaching by his father Robin and lessons at the club he has reduced his handicap to 15.

Harris has won several competitions this year including the Vice-Presidents Pairs Trophy as well as the NAPGC Men’s Championships Division Three final at Woodhall Spa.

Rose Hill welcomes all junior boys and girls and anybody interested in taking up the sport should call Gary Murphy on 0121 453 3159.