Louis wants to tee up pro career

IT WOULD appear Brookwater nine-year-old Louis Dobbelaar is a product of his environment.

The environment being the nearby Brookwater Golf Course, which Louis has taken to like a natural.

Louis recently gave the adults a run for their money, scoring 42 points in a stableford event at Oxley Golf Club.

Playing most of his golf on the difficult Brookwater layout makes other courses seem like child’s play for the 28 handicapper.

“I didn’t think I was going that well but it ended up pretty good,” he said of his Oxley round of 94.

His goal is to get his handicap down to mid 20s this year and become a professional golfer when he grows up.

Louis’ favourite aspects of the game are chipping and putting, because “they are more accurate than my driving," he said.

Little did his parents know what was to come when they took Louis to a driving range last year.

“I kept wanting to do it more and more,” he said.

Such was his passion that it influenced his mum Alison to buy in Brookwater to help Louis fulfil his dreams.

“While we had decided to buy in Brookwater because we have family in the area, part of the reason for staying was to support Louis’ growing interest in golf,” she said.

Louis, who can be found out on the golf course – rain, hail or shine – at least twice a week and practices with the Kookaburra Club up to four times a week, couldn’t be happier.

“I love living at Brookwater,” he said.

“I can play golf almost every day of the week – it’s great.”