Golfer Terry an old hand at age 10

Golfer Terry an old hand at age 10

TERRY Hatzis (10) will be one of the older competitors in his age group when he competes in three international golf tournaments in the US in July.

The Mt Lawley Golf Club member, who hits off an 18 handicap, will compete in the Future Champions Golf International and the IMG Academy Junior World Championships in San Diego, as well as the World Stars of Junior Golf in Las Vegas.

Terry played in several US tournaments when he was seven years old but was one of the youngest in his group.

�There was a lot of difference in strength then,� he said.

The St Andrew�s Grammar Year 6 student said he was aiming for a top 10 or 20 finish.

�I don�t really care if I don�t win, I just want to stay competitive throughout the rounds and try my best,� Terry said.

The youngster�s other goal is to reduce his handicap to 0 by the time he turns 12.

He is already well on the way after lowering his handicap by 10 last year.

Terry started playing golf at age five after his dad Chris noticed he showed some good skills while playing an electronic Tiger Woods PGA Tour game.