The city schoolgirl on course for future golfing stardom

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FRESH from her latest success at the Woburn Ladies Championship where she won the nett event, Shamiso Hatchard continues to go from strength to strength in the sport of golf.

The 36-hole event at the weekend was no match for the schoolgirl – the youngest in the field – and resulted in her very first hole-in-one on the par 3 third hole on the famous Duke’s Course.

Hatchard is one of the county’s most promising female golfers, and at just 15-years-old, she has achieved spectacular results far beyond expectation and her years, with a handicap of just 8.

She first stepped on to the golf course aged just eight, accompanied by her father John, and it wasn’t long before Shamiso followed in her father’s footsteps and developed a love for golf.

Shamiso became a member of the prestigious Woburn Golf Club in 2009 and started to compete in regional tournaments, while also enjoying a range of other sports, which included playing Badminton at county level.

In 2010, her sporting ability and achievements led to her being awarded a Sports Scholarship by The Webber Independent School (previously Bury Lawn School) in Milton Keynes.

Principal Sue Vig said: “Shamiso is an incredibly bright student, dedicated to both her school work and extra-curricular activities, constantly excelling in sport.

“She is an absolute credit to the school and we look forward to following her exciting future in the world of golf.”

Shamiso has made the headlines on more than one occasion, more recently, after she came top in the Spring Salver at the annual Bucks Junior Girls spring meeting.

In April 2012 she also won both the nett and the gross competitions at the Berks, Bucks and Oxon junior championship which was held at Denham GC.