TWELVE-YEAR-OLD SHOWS DRIVE TO SUCCEED

Jakkarin has to wait six years to enjoy his prize

Most 12-year-olds lucky enough to record a hole-in-one would be delighted with the award of a BOSS watch.

But Jakkarin Jitmaneekan’s prize was too big to wear on his wrist; indeed, he’ll have to wait another six years to be able to use it. For the 12-year-old, from Thailand, received a Great Wall Haval M4 Automatic SUV, after acing the 165-yard, par-three, second hole on the Melati Course at Palm Resort Golf & Country Club, in Malaysia.

He was competing in the Kids Golf World Championship, the international version of the annual US Kids Golf Championship.

Jakkarin, who has been playing the game since he was six, and who idolises Kiradech Aphibarnrat, the young Thai professional who has broken into the world’s top-50, said: “I am so excited with my performance and want to be a pro golfer when I grow up.”

Jakkarin’s effort was all the more remarkable since it was his first time playing in a tournament outside his home country.

Accompanying the schoolboy to Malaysia was his father, Asawin, 42. Asked if his father was also his coach, Jakkarin said: “Daddy is my caddie.”

Thanks to his masterstroke, Jakkarin emerged victorious in his age-Most 12-year-olds lucky enough to record a hole-in-one would be delighted with the award of a BOSS watch.

But Jakkarin Jitmaneekan’s prize was too big to wear on his wrist; indeed, he’ll have to wait another six years to be able to use it. For the 12-year-old, from Thailand, received a Great Wall Haval M4 Automatic SUV, after acing the 165-yard, par-three, second hole on the Melati Course at Palm Resort Golf & Country Club, in Malaysia.

He was competing in the Kids Golf World Championship, the international version of the annual US Kids Golf Championship.

Jakkarin, who has been playing the game since he was six, and who idolises Kiradech Aphibarnrat, the young Thai professional who has broken into the world’s top-50, said: “I am so excited with my performance and want to be a pro golfer when I grow up.”

Jakkarin’s effort was all the more remarkable since it was his first time playing in a tournament outside his home country.

Accompanying the schoolboy to Malaysia was his father, Asawin, 42. Asked if his father was also his coach, Jakkarin said: “Daddy is my caddie.”

Thanks to his masterstroke, Jakkarin emerged victorious in his age-group category in a tournament which attracted 300 young golfers from 25 countries.group category in a tournament which attracted 300 young golfers from 25 countries.