Name: Gemma Isabella Huxham
Age: 8 yrs old
Member at: Eagle Canyon
I was two years old when I got my first set of golf clubs. I started playing Parent/Player style tournaments when I was three and instantly loved competing. I started competing in individual tournaments when I was almost six.
My family – they are very supportive.
Lexi Thompson. She is strong, started playing when she was very young and she hits really long shots.
I have been lucky enough to play on some really great courses. To name a few favourites: Zebula Country Club, Golf Harbour in New Zealand, my home course, Eagle Canyon and I also love The Country Club Johannesburg, Woodmead.
A few days a week plus my weekly lesson. I usually start at the driving range and then practice my chipping and putting. If I need to work on something specific that I’m struggling with at the time, I put more focus on that. I have a driving net, a chipping net and a putting mat at home on the tournament weekends, I try to have a practice round at the course beforehand if I haven’t played there before.
I’m in Grade 2, and luckily don’t have that much homework yet. I go to the range during the week, when my parents have finished work and then I play a round over the weekend. I mostly play a junior golf tournament on a Sunday.
For the near future, I would like to go to some International Championships that I have qualified for and do well there. I would like also to win some Amateur tournaments and eventually play professionally.
Play boardgames, go to Bounce, play with my friends and my brother, ride my bike, watch movies and play with my doggy Coco Star.
Do YOU. Play YOUR way. YOU can do it, if YOU can imagine it.
Focus on what you want. Work hard, and remember to have fun.