Budding Kallis, 12, posts first senior competition win

12-year-old golfer Callis Hyde winner of the main senior captains day competition at New Mills Golf Club
12-year-old golfer Callis Hyde winner of the main senior captains day competition at New Mills Golf Club
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A young golfer from New Mills showed his potential by scooping victory in a Captains Day competition earlier this month.

12-year-old Kallis Hyde came out on top against players with years of experience in the event at New Mills Golf Club.

His score of 43c in the Stableford event was enough to clinch a maiden victory in the senior ranks.

Kallis’ feat was made even more extraordinary considering the fact that he only started playing golf on a regular basis little over a year ago!

Kallis may a relative newcomer to the sport, but he has quickly settled into his stride.

Mum Diane explains: “Kallis first got his handicap about a year ago.

“He goes up to New Mills Golf Club every week but now he has started going more often in the last couple of months.

“In the Captains Day event he was up against adults and he was the youngest there, so he did really well.

“He also took part in a Junior Open at Wilmslow last month and came first in the under-15s section and was second overall.”

At Wilmslow Kallis played off 20 and went round the course in a total of 68 shots (nett).

That was enough to put him second overall on the day, only a shot behind Jack MacLeod who hit three birdies, off a handicap of 12, to claim the victory.

Kallis, a pupil at New Mills School Business & Enterprise College, is now looking to get more practice in throughout the summer holidays.

And he doesn’t have to look far from home for golfing inspiration.

His elder brother Keane is in the Development squad for Derbyshire.