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Unity's golf star breaking records

Golf prodigy Charlie Simm hopes one day to represent Australia

CHARLIE Simm hits a golf ball better than most adults, which is not bad considering he has just started Year 2 at Unity College, Caloundra.

Known throughout the college as “the little boy who loves to play golf”, the 7-year-old has his sights set on one day winning the Australian PGA Championship, just like his hero Cameron Smith.

Last year Charlie, who is passionate about all things golf, joined the Glasshouse Mountains Junior Future Tour competition aimed at children aged 6-13 years.

One of the youngest competitors, Charlie took out the 2017 Boys 3 Hole Competition.

Not only did he win in most competitions he played in, he also managed to set new course records at Woodford, Kilcoy, Maleny, Pine Rivers and Caboolture Golf Clubs.

Charlie’s mum, Sally, said Charlie loved golf.

“If he’s not out on the golf course he’s playing it on the computer or watching it on television or practicing in the garden or when he’s at school.

Sally said the family was not sure where he caught the golf “bug”.

“No one in our family plays golf other than his great aunt.”

She said Charlie began playing the game when he was about the age of two and developed a real passion for it.

“He loves bringing his trophies and medals to school to show to his teachers and staff and students and wants to help them learn more about the game.”

Sally said she was grateful for the support the college gave to Charlie in his ambitions.

“It’s not just the nurturing of his golf ambitions but also his academic side,” she said.

Unity College Principal Greg Myers said everyone at the college was very proud of Charlie’s record-breaking achievements.


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