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Cwmbran teenager invited to play in golf tournament in America

A pupil at Croesyceiliog School has been invited to play in a tournament at a world-famous golf course in America.

James Palfrey, 13, started playing golf at the age of six and entered- and won- his first tournament when he was eight. That first victory was alongside his dad Martyn when they played in the Generations Cup at Greenmeadow Golf Club.

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James and his dad, Martyn Palfrey

He went on to play in the Wee Wonders Grand Final in Scotland and then won the Wales Mini Masters at The Celtic Manor. In 2022 he took part in the US Kids European Championships in Scotland followed by the Ping Welsh Junior Under 12s Order of Merit. This tournament saw him play in six events across Wales where he won three and came second in three.

In the same season, he won both the Glamorgan Under 12s Championships and Order of Merit at St Athan Golf Club and the Under 12s South Wales US Kids Local Tour.

He has now been invited to play in the US Kids World Teen Championships taking place July 2023 at the world-famous Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina, USA- a course that has hosted the US Open and the Ryder Cup. NP Linnells, a property consultancy based in Newport, has given James a sponsorship deal for the trip.

A spokesperson for Greenmeadow Golf Club said: “For his age group James is one of the best players in Wales. His motivation and desire to improve is shown in his dedication to practice. GreenMeadow Golf and Country Club wish James all the best for his tour to the US and his future golfing experiences.”

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Cwmbran teenager invited to play in golf tournament in America

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James Palfrey