The HSBC Wee Wonders Championships is a junior golf tournament that gives boys and girls aged five to twelve a way to progress from coaching competitions into competitive golf.
Playing on Par 3 Golf courses, in ‘flag format’, each competitor gets the chance to see how they score against others their age. He or she will have 36 shots to get as far around the course as possible. Where the ball stops, they plant their flag. If they get further than others their age, they’ve won!
About 4500 children are likely to enter this year at about 100 different venues around the UK. The year group winner at each of these venues goes forward to the regional finals, with the winners of their age group in the regional finals playing at St Andrews in a Grand Final sometime in August.
The only Cornish venue was Trevose Golf Club, where the qualifying rounds were played on Tuesday 27th May. At that qualifying round, Tom Chapman of Tehidy Park Golf Club was the winner of his age group (9-10 year-olds) and will now go forward to play in the regional finals at Farrington Golf Club on the 29th June. Tom managed to get almost to the 9th green for his 36 shots.
Tom Chapman – Tehidy Golf Club