Broch’s Jack heads to Houston

Houston bound: Jack was selected as part of 12 junior golfers for the tour in Houston
Houston bound: Jack was selected as part of 12 junior golfers for the tour in Houston

Jack Walker (18) has been given the opportunity of a lifetime and is heading to Houston for a ten day tour.

Jack was selected as one of the 12 junior golfers from across Scotland to take part in this years Grampian Houston Junior Golf’s tenth tour.

When he arrives in Houston, there will be some top coaching available from some of the worlds tops players including Steve Elkington and Mark O’Meara.

There they will visit a number of top university campus including Texas University in Austin and Houston University. Each of the young golfers will be given a chance and can be offered scholarships with the universities.

Speaking to the Herald Jack said: “This trip in October is the chance of a lifetime. Even if I was not offered a scholarship, the trip itself is memories for a lifetime.”

Jack has recently started taking golf more seriously after giving up playing football two years ago. Jack now plays off a handicap of two but still wants to drop his handicap.

“I have done well this past few years after taking it more seriously.”

Jack has recently won the Fraserburgh Junior open scratch event as well as the being the club handicap champion, the junior champion (the Young Cup) at Inverallochy and winning the St Combs Gala, all while being at college studying a HND in Business to fall back on.

The current director of golf at the prestigious River Oaks Country Club in Houston Bruce Davidson founded the Grampian Houston Junior golf in 1992 when he was the professional at Kings Links Golf Centre in Aberdeen.

Bruce wanted to give young players a similar chance that he had and give players golf scholarship opportunities in the US while studying at college or university but playing competitive golf.

Plans for this year include one tournament host by Bruce Davidson at the River Oaks Country Club where the team from Scotland will test themselves against an American team.