Superb trophy treble for Billy

Billy Spooner.
Billy Spooner.

Golfer Billy Spooner is still clearly on track to achieve his ultimate ambition of one day becoming a full-time professional - after yet another phenomenal year.

It has been a season in which the 17-year-old, from Wyberton, has completely dominated Lincolnshire competitions, picking up a superb hat-trick of trophies.

Billy captured the Lincolnshire Boys title as well as the Lincolnshire Amateur and, most recently, the Lincolnshire Open titles.

He also performed incredibly well last month in the prestigious British Boys Amateur Championship at Royal Birkdale and Southport & Ainsdal in competition with some of the best young golfers in the world, reaching the quarter finals, before losing out to South African Keegan De Lange at the 19th.

De Lange went on to reach the final before losing to Marcus Svensson of Sweden.

And, last week, Billy was on international duty in Canada with the four-man England team to compete in the Canadian International Junior Challenge.

Going into the final round, England were leading by just two strokes from Chile, but a good final round by the Chile team saw them win the event, with England in second place.

Billy has been a prodigious talent since the age of five, and throughout his blossoming career he has been coached by Nick Hiom of Boston Golf Club.

To underline both his talent and his immense potential at an early age, Billy became the world under-nine champion.

Since then, he has continued to make impressive progress.

For the last three years Billy has been in the England under 18 squad.

But his ultimate aim is to make the Walker Cup team for 2017 at Los Angeles Country Club.