12-year old Madeleine Smith joined Norwood Park in 2016 as a complete beginner. She enjoyed the junior golf programme there, receiving tuition from professional Richard Strange, and moved on to complete the Girls Golf Rocks programme and the Golfing Passport.
Over the winter, Madeleine was invited to take part in the county junior girls coaching at Rufford Park and was lucky enough to receive a junior bursary from the county for additional coaching.
This season, Madeleine’s handicap has dropped already from 35 to 22 and in July she scored 43 points to win the individual prize in the Lamplugh Trophy held at Hollinwell.
Maddie is now a member at Sherwood Forest as well as Norwood Park and is looking forward to her summer holidays and plenty of golfing opportunities.