Trio make history at Carrick Golf Club

Three young golfers have made history at Carrickfergus Golf Club.

Monday, 21st April 2014, 10:22 am
Carrick Golf Club's Joel McKimm (8), Adam Buchanan (8) and Taylor Morrison (9). INLT 17-902-CON
Carrick Golf Club's Joel McKimm (8), Adam Buchanan (8) and Taylor Morrison (9). INLT 17-902-CON

Joel McKimm (8), Adam Buchanan (8) and Taylor Morrison (9) have qualified play in the U.S. Kids’ European Championships being held in Scotland in May(26-28).

Over 550 kids from across Europe and United States will compete against each other at Gullane, in a bid to be crowned U.S. Kids’ European Champion. The event culminates in the Van Horn Cup, the Junior version of the Ryder Cup where the best young golfers from Europe compete against the United States.

The Carrick trio won their respective qualifying events in 2013-14 to become eligible to qualify for the European competition.

All three have been playing golf since they were four under the guidance of their respective golf-loving fathers.

Adam and Taylor work under the coaching expertise of the Johnny Foster Golf Academy (JFGA at Greenacres Golf Club), while Joel is coached by Stephen Gordon (Holywood Golf Club).

They are all members of Carrickfergus Golf Club where they are being supported and developed by Junior Convenyor, Gary Addley and Golf Pro, James Orchin.