Golf ace Toby given career boost


RISING golf star Toby Tree has been given a £2,000 boost to his ambition of playing in the Walker Cup.

The Southwater 17-year-old is one of 50 recipients of the Jaguar Academy of Sport Bursary Awards, presented at the legendary Leander Club in Henley where Dame Kelly Holmes and Sir Steve Redgrave were among the sports stars on hand to give advice and congratulations.

Toby has been National champion at under-14 and under-16 level, and has his sights set on a place in the Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup team - the amateur equivalent of the Ryder Cup, before turning professional.

Geoff Cousins, managing director of Jaguar UK stated: “We are delighted to be announcing our second group of Rising Stars and very excited that the Jaguar Academy of Sport is moving into its second year.”