Jarvis is perfectly teed up for academy life

Golfing prodigy Andrew Jarvis headed off to Florida last week to follow his dream of becoming a pro.  

The 16-year-old Caymanian has been accepted to the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy in Orlando on a full-time junior program. 

At the academy Jarvis will get access to the best coaches and be able to play and train with other talented juniors to push onto new golfing heights. 

A naturally gifted player who took up the game just three years ago, he has already represented Cayman on multiple occasions at different levels. 

He was in the Caribbean Amateur Junior Championships from 2013-15 and competed in the British Junior Open last year.  

Jarvis also competed in the Caribbean Amateur Championships 2015 men’s team and shot the lowest round of the week for the Cayman team, a level par 72. He finished top junior across all countries in the men’s competition. 

Coach James Walton said, “All his teammates, coaches and supporters wish Andrew all the best and will be eagerly tracking his progress when his competitive tournaments start in February 2016.” 

Jarvis said, “I am excited to be joining the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy to pursue my dreams in becoming a golf pro and onto university thereafter.  

“This is an achievement that I couldn’t have scripted in my young life. I would like to thank James Walton, Siobhan Ribbins, Brad de Schiffert and all the staff at North Sound Golf Club for their time and support for the past three years of my golf career.” 

Andrew Jarvis has exceptional golfing talent. – PHOTO: RON SHILLINGFORD

Andrew Jarvis has exceptional golfing talent. – PHOTO: RON SHILLINGFORD

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