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Hampshire's Matthews is 'one to watch'

Nicholas Matthews - remember the name. He is the Hampshire County Golf Union Under 14 ‘Player of the Year’, and it’s easy to see why.

Matthews, aged 12 and off a handicap of eight, played in every match at all levels (U12s, U13s and U14s) and has made significant cuts in handicap and brought in many points forthe team. Coming from the Isle of Wight, he has to put up with early starts and long journeys yet ‘always arrives smiling and ready to practice’.

He won a number of trophies over the course of last season, most notably becoming Newport (IOW) Golf Club Handicap champion, Isle of Wight Golf Union Junior Handicap champion, Paultons Golf Centre Open champion, and Isle of Wight Junior Development Tour Scratch Order of Merit champion.

He was also a member of the Meon Valley team that won the South Downs and Solent Leagues, as well as the team event at the Hayling Island Junior Open. He was crowned Under 14 ‘Player of the Year’ at the recent Hampshire Golf Junior AGM.

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