Teenage golfer Holly a big hit

14 years old Holly Morgan of Mellington Close,Norton,who has been selected for Golf England U18 Squad Training
14 years old Holly Morgan of Mellington Close,Norton,who has been selected for Golf England U18 Squad Training

Golf is not something which would occupy most 14-year-old girls’ lives.

But that’s certainly not the case for Sheffield’s rising star Holly Morgan.

The talented Lees Hall golfer has already shown a winning mentality on the green and been rewarded with selection for coaching and training with the England Under-18s squad.

Holly, who plays off a handicap of six and is coached by Andy Rossington, has been involved with the Yorkshire Under-18s squad for the past two years.

Her father Steve introduced her to the sport at the age of 10 and she proved to be a natural, so much so that ice skating, her other main sporting interest at the time, was pushed into the background.

It wasn’t long before Holly put some silverware in her locker with two club tournament wins and a runners-up spot at the Northern Foursomes Challenge Cup with Megan Lockett.

“There’s a long way to go but I’m enjoying my golf at the moment, a lot of which is down to the coaches at the Yorkshire Ladies County GA and the England Ladies GA,” said Holly.

Where some would struggle to manage homework and a blossoming golfing career, Holly isn’t phased. “I’m not finding it hard at the moment,” she said, having obviously struck a healthy balance between school life and sport.

She acknowledges she’s “only in Year 9” so perhaps can foresee that as she grows and the school workload increases, she may have to make a choice between her sport and other commitments.

However, Holly does want to continue playing golf in the future and ‘definitely wants to study sport.’ Come this summer, her training will increase to around five days per week but, for now, she’s continuing to take things in her stride.