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Newmarket golfer Tyler Weaver keen to build on impressive England debut

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Having shone on his debut for England’s Under-16 Boys, Tyler Weaver has been selected to represent his country again next month.

The Newmarket-based golfer was called up a couple of weeks ago for the match up against Wales and was one of the star performers in a comphrensive 18-2 series win.

Weaver won his two singles matches 6&4 and 8&7, while his foursomes outing ended in a 4&3 triumph.

Tyler Weaver is a member of the England Under-16s squad. Picture: Leaderboard Photography
Tyler Weaver is a member of the England Under-16s squad. Picture: Leaderboard Photography

And now the 16-year-old will look to build upon that impressive display when he travels to Douglas Golf Club in Ireland over the weekend of October 9.

“I played well against Wales and won all three of my matches which was amazing,” said Weaver, a member of The Links Golf Club on Cambridge Road, as well as Bury St Edmunds Golf Club.

“It means a lot to have been called up again to go to Ireland.

Tyler Weaver. Picture: Leaderboard Photography
Tyler Weaver. Picture: Leaderboard Photography

“It feels good to know that I’m going to be wearing that shirt again and representing England.

“I’ve always looked up to players that play for England – it’s something I’ve always wanted to do.

“Hopefully I can help the team to keep on winning.”

Weaver’s international exploits adds to what has been a highly positive year out on the course.

Tyler Weaver has had a 2021 to remember
Tyler Weaver has had a 2021 to remember

He has clinched titles at the Midland Under-16 Championships, the Midland Faldo Under-16 event, the Suffolk Junior Championships and the British Junior Golf Tour Summer Cup, as well as achieving top 10 finishes in the Under-16 North of England Championships and the England Golf McGregor Trophy.

Asked what has been behind such an impressive campaign, Weaver replied: “Last year was tough because of Covid but I worked over the winter on club-head speed and that has really helped me get some lower scores.

“It has been a really good year so far. I just want to keep on enjoying my golf, keep working hard and improving.”

Another major contributing factor to Weaver’s winning form has been the guidance of Lawrence Dodd (head of golf) and James Earle (head of strength and conditioning) at Culford School.

Weaver, who is the son of former jockey Jason, said: “Lawrence has been really good for me.

“He’s experienced golf at a very high level and it is not just about the technical thing, it’s also the mentality side of the game and how he plays the game.

“And James has really helped physically. The training is all tailored to help me improve.”

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