BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- Chapel School first-grader Vlad Alexander will travel with his dad Saturday, May 23 through Saturday, May 30 to Scotland to compete in his first international golf event, the European Championship.
More than 500 players, ages 5-18, from 30 countries annually compete in East Lothian, Scotland.
“We are so proud of him and are amazed by his skill level at such an early age,” stated a staffer at The Chapel School.
Alexander started going to the driving range with his dad when he was 4. At 6, he started competing in the US Kids Golf local tournaments in New Jersey.
He watched the kids’ golf documentary, “The Short Game” on Netflix many times and was inspired to participate in golf tournaments. In 2014, he finished third on his first Spring Tour, and then second on the Summer Tour in the age group of boys 6 and under. He qualified for the regional Sea View Open in Galloway, N.J., a two-day championship Aug 30-31, where he finished third out of 13 kids.
“I practice three or four times a week, and like to watch golf tournaments on TV,” Alexander said.
He knows every player on tour and every golf course as well. He also likes to play golf on the Xbox.
“It is really fun to beat my dad on the 18-hole tournament,” Alexander said.
The family spent the Easter vacation in Florida and Alexander loved it because he could play golf every day. He also took lessons with some local PGA instructors.
He is very passionate about golf but also likes to play basketball and soccer. He enjoys reading funny books and playing Formula1 on Xbox with dad and his friends.
The Chapel School’s Golf Outing will be Monday, June 15 at Lake Isle Country Club in Eastchester. It is a unique fundraising event for the school in that it attracts school parents and a dedicated group of supporters outside of the school's parent community.
To register for the outing or purchase a sponsorship, visit www.thechapelschool.org .
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