Eilidh Crawford story
A TALENTED young golfer has been selected to join the Scottish Golf Academy.
Eilidh Crawford, 11, was invited to the prestigious training centre after being put forward by members of Harburn Golf Club.
She has only been playing the sport for 18 months, but her coach Macrina Crawford reckons she is set for big things.
Macrina told Courier Sport: “She is already playing at a very high standard for her age.
“It is a fantastic opportunity for Eilidh and I am sure she will do very well.
“She has been playing with the ladies already and has really come on in her short time in the sport.”
Eilidh, who plays at both Harburn and Polkemmet golf clubs, had to complete a number of golf-related tests to qualify for the academy after being nominated by her club.
Macrina added: “I am so happy for her.
“She’s put in a lot of hard work with her golf and she is really getting the benefit of it now.
“She will get so many opportunities through this and it is a big chance for her.”
Eilidh completed an induction weekend in September and will be attending an event in Stirling later this month.
She will be taking part in regular sessions at the academy thereafter.
Eilidh lives with her parents in Shotts.