Name: Aiden Combrinck
Member at: Serengeti Golf Club
Handicap: 10 off the Red
I was one-and-a-half-years old when I first started playing.
Serengeti Golf Course.
When I was three-years old I was playing with my mom at Serengeti, when I hit the ball on the fringe of the green and chipped it in. This was so exciting, it was the first time I ever chipped in the ball from the fringe.
I practice every single day. During summer, my practice routine is as follows: first hit balls for two hours. Then I chip for an hour and then putt for another hour.
When we get home, we have lunch, change and finish all of my homework. School is very important and must come first.
My goals are to never shoot over Par and never be mean to other people, even when I win.
I have met Brandon Stone – he came to meet me at my school before I went to play the European Championships in Scotland, in 2019. When I was in America in 2019, competing in the US Kids World Championship, I was lucky to meet Brandon Grace. I have also met Jaco Ahlers and Vaughn Groenewald, who played on the Sunshine Tour. I have also met Ernie Els.
I really like playing rugby.
I like to practice my chipping on the grass – my dad made a hole in the ground for me, during lockdown.
My favourite movie is, The Short Game.
Believe in yourself.
Never give up, even if you can’t get it right, keep on trying.