16th June 2015 | In School News
For the second year running, in two weeks’ time, Max and Toby Shirvell, will be playing against each other in the U.S. Kids Golf European Championship in Craigielaw, Scotland.
Approximately 550 of the world’s best young golfers ages 5-18 years, from 35 nations, descend upon the historic golf courses of East Lothian annually to compete in Europe’s premier junior golf tournament showcasing the next generation of stars.
The 11 year old twins competed in the international tournament last year, with Max coming second overall and Toby finishing in the top 20.
“Both boys are really looking forward to competing in the European Championships again this year; Max is determined to go one better than last year, but I think Toby may have something to say about that and is equally keen to claim some silverware!” said Tracey Shirvell, mum to the two golfers.
“There is definitely a Shirvell bet on, to see which of the boys can get another hole in one! Dad is saving up, as the club house bar bill last year was enormous!”
After their European success last year, the boys then went on to showcase their talents at the world championships at Pinehurst in 2014, with Toby this time finishing ahead of his brother Max, placed 11th worldwide. They have both already qualified for the 2015 Callaway World Championships in San Diego later this year.
We couldn’t be more proud of Max and Toby who represent our school at County level in multiple sports. In 2014, they won the IAPS Badminton competition nationally, the Stowe Putter team events, were part of the Heath Mount IAPS swimming team bronze winners, and part of Heath Mount’s winning team in the IAPs rugby national finals.