Jack scoops top golfing laurels

Tapton Park golfer Jack Barker

Tapton Park golfer Jack Barker

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Rising Tapton Park star Jack Barker has won a national golf competition.

He was the top boy in the rookie eight years and under category at the national final of the 2011 Skills Challenge held at Woodhall Spa’s National Golf Centre.

The Chesterfield-based ace stole the show when he demonstrated exceptional golfing skills to win his section of the English Golf Union event.

Jack won his place in the final after qualifying through a regional event.

He demonstrated fine skills in putting, chipping, pitching, bunkers and long game, with some excellent scores achieved at the National Golf Centre’s superb short game academy and range.

Jack is pictured above, with his trophy.