I started playing golf at a young age with my dad and three years ago I was lucky enough to become a member at my local golf course. I started to compete in competitions and this gave me such a buzz, I knew that golf was the way forward for me. Through sheer hard work and no coaching I managed to get my handicap down to 11 and was offered a place at the Golf College in Lindfield. Unfortunately the fees were too expensive for my family to be able to afford, but thanks to the Starr Trust I now have the opportunity to follow my dream. Thanks to the Starr Trust giving me £5000 towards my golf college fees I am now able to follow my dream. I could never have been given this opportunity without the grant from this amazing charity and I am so grateful for their help. Hopefully, some day you may even see me on the television thanks to the Starr Trust.
Mackenzie has been in Portugal for golf tutoring. He says:
"I am really pleased to say that life has been really busy, as we finally made it to Portugal. It was the best three months of my life so far. Obviously, it was amazing playing golf every day but in addition to this I have also developed so many life skills like cooking dinners, budgeting and doing the laundry. The golf tutoring was phenomenal and the layout of the course was amazing.
Thank you so much for everything you have done for me."