He’s not seven years old yet, but Joey Eason has a driving ambition to become one of world's best golfers – and he’s already well on the way.
This young golfer from Wilton won his first US kids golf tournament at age five and will soon to head to Pinehurst, North Carolina to represent Australia in a World Championship event.
Joey has been named as the latest recipient of Campbelltown Catholic Club’s monthly Sports Hotshot Award and awarded a $500 prize.
“I like the putting best, and the chipping,” Joey said.
His hero is Rickie Fowler, who plays on the PGA Tour and became the number one ranked amateur golfer in the world in his teens.
Joey is hot on his heels.
His own story began in 2012 when he was two years old and received his first set of Cleveland golf clubs and caddie. It didn't take long for him to display a natural swing and love for the game.
“It didn't matter whether it was a cold winter's day or a hot summer's day, Joey would be out the back playing the five holes on our acre block,” proud dad Martyn Eason said. “Time soon passed and it wasn't long till Joey could reach the house behind with his driver. This is where his love for chipping began. We soon released we either needed 5 acres or to move closer to a golf course.”
Since winning his first US kids golf tournament he has won several NSW events for juniors and placed 6th in the Australian Open playing up an age in the Under 7s.
“Joey's dream is to be a pro golfer and at such a young age he has the skills, heart and determination to get there.”