By: Rico Wolmerans
Rico Wolmerans, age 8, from Somerset West Cape Town, is a bright boy, who loves to play golf. He received his first set of golf clubs at the age of 5, and as they say, the rest is history!
Rico is a member of the Helderberg Golf Academy, and together with his coach, he has been training hard and playing golf every chance he gets.
He recently joined SA Kids, which is a non profit organization, holding golfing tournaments for children between the age of 5 and 14 years.
Rico entered his first ever SA Kids tournament in September 2017 at Pearl Valley and came 2nd in the boys 8 category. Thereafter, he entered the SA Kids European/Malaysia/Australia Qualifier in Johannesburg in October 2017, where he played against more experienced young players of the same age, in a two-day tournament.
On the first day, Rico ended with a leading score of 38, and again, achieved 2nd place overall at the end of the second day.
This amazing achievement earned Rico an invitation to the European/Malaysia/Australia Kids World Championships. The Malaysian Open takes place from 12-15 December 2017. The other two competitions take place in 2018.
We are raising funds for the entry fees for the 3 competitions, as well as for flights and accommodation.
We humbly ask that you support Rico on his golfing journey, in which he proudly represents Somerset West and South Africa.
To donate please follow this link: Donate to Rico