AN eight-year-old Northwich boy is proving to be a dab hand on the golf course.

So much so, that Henry Bradshaw will be competing at a European Junior Golf Tour event in Spain over the coming week.

Henry, from Cuddington, a student at Sandiway Primary School, has qualified for in the 8th International Tour Championship and will be based at La Cala de Mijas between Fuengirola and Marbella on Costa del Sol.

In three days of competition, he will be contesting the under nines category with other youngsters from across the continent at the Miguel Jimenez Golf Academy.

Henry has progressed quickly in the sport he adores and is a member of Pryors Hayes Golf Club in Chester.

His dad Neil said: “Henry started playing golf 18 months ago and has found a love for the game ever since.

“He has had the good fortune of being coached by Roger Shutt who is the pro at Pryors Hayes.

Northwich Guardian: Henry Bradshaw with his Pryors Hayes Golf Club coach Roger ShuttHenry Bradshaw with his Pryors Hayes Golf Club coach Roger Shutt (Image: Contributed)

“Henry has been playing on the European Junior Tour this year in his age category and qualified recently when winning a competition at Pryors Hayes.

“He also attended The Open at Royal Liverpool this year and managed to see and meet some of his heroes including Rory Mcllroy and Jordan Spieth!”

The event in Spain is also a Champion of Champions 2024 World Qualifier.

“The best finishers of the Tour will be invited to the World Championships next year,” added Neil.

Henry secured his Spain qualification over the course of the past year, playing and building up points in five tournaments.

“He won the competition at Pryors Hayes, and finished well – in the top three - at other courses such as Wigan and Carden Park,” concluded Neil.

Northwich Guardian: Henry Bradshaw on the tee at Pryors HayesHenry Bradshaw on the tee at Pryors Hayes (Image: Contributed)