Levi leads the pack in Tieri
HE is the youngest player in his division and arguably one of the youngest players competing in the Central Highlands competition and he is already blowing away the opposition.
Four-year-old Tieri golfer Levi Sandilands is going from strength to strength on the local fairways and has a score-card to match.
The three-holer recently took out both the Monthly Medal and Player of the Year award at the junior club presentation, with moves next year to lift the budding sportsman to the six-hole events.
Levi regularly accompanies dad Nathan on the fairways for a round or two with enough energy usually still left in the tank for a kick of the footy afterwards.
He names Tiger Woods as his favourite golfer and follows the Brisbane Broncos in the NRL.
Levi was the runner-up in the Central Highlands three-hole Open played last September in Dysart and finished in the top-five for CH Player of the Year in his division as well.
Young Levi had no trouble in pin-pointing where he thought his strengths lie.
“The driver because I can hit it really good,” he said.
Nathan said the move up a division will be a good challenge to test Levi’s abilities with some of the competition more than double his age.
He is confident with the right training and support it’s an achievable target.
“We’ve had a pro-golfer from Yeppoon come and have a look at him this year,” Nathan said.
“He’s competing with kids up to 10-years-old already - considering he’s only competed in three Opens this year. He just loves it – you can’t keep him away from it.”
He said the support from Karen and the team at Tieri Golf Club was of enormous benefit.
“He just loves it – you can’t keep him away from it.”