Ellis eyes improvements over summer despite Open victory

JR Ellis
JR Ellis

Golfer JR Ellis beat players almost twice his age as he lifted the Junior Open at Dunstable Downs Golf Club.

The 11-year-old took the title in the under 14s and then won overall on count back in the under 18s.

JR is already a regular for Bedfordshire, but wants to improve over summer.

He said “ I am starting at Denbigh School in September so I may as well play as much golf as I can this summer.

“My short term goal is to drastically reduce my handicap from 16 to 12 before I start school again.

“My mid-term goal is to be in single figures by next year, and my long term goal is to obviously to turn professional.”