This crowd funder project has been set up to try to raise funds to support our son Jaxson Perry to represent GB & Ireland in the World Golf Championships in the USA ( and to further support travel to other events )
This year alone Jaxson who is presently ONLY JUST 6 YEARS OLD has qualified to play in the following events
*** European Junior Golf Championships - 31st May - 3rd June 2016 (Gullane Scotland) ***
IMG World Finals - 10th - 16th July 2016 (San Diego - USA)
US Kids World Championships - 4th - 6th August 2016 (Pinehurst - USA)
Wee Wonder British Championship Finals - 27th - 28th August 2016 (St Andrews Scotland)
We have just returned from Scotland and the European Finals where after a great 4 days of golf Jaxson managed to finish tied 5th place of the 38 qualifiers who played in the finals (See scores here). This was the joint highest finish of a UK player . This placing provides great momentum in the bid to play in the World Finals later this year
In addition to the above he will be playing around 10-15 events around the UK on the Eurpoean Junior Golf Tour and British Junior Golf Tour together with local events here in the Bristol area .
Jaxson recently got his first handicap (RED TEE) of 36 at his home club The Kendleshire in Bristol UK. More recently following a few great rounds, this has now been cut to 26.
Jaxson started playing golf in late 2014 as a bit of fun after watching his Grandad play whilst on a family holiday. It was very quickly clear that Jaxson certainly had a talent for the sport and so some very basic group junior lessons followed, but he soon showed that he was comfortable to play on the golf course, not just on the practice range.
What followed over the next 18 months amazed myself and Jaxson's mother as it has saw him qualify for the British Junior Wee Wonder Championships (Under 7's) held at the world famous St Andrews Links Area (Balgove Par 3 Course) ...Spending 4 days in Scotland watching our son play against the best juniors in UK and Ireland was a huge thrill and to see him take 3rd place just one shot off second and 5 off the winner spot after kids older than himself was icing on the cake..
From this event Jaxson gained qualification to play in the World Championships in North Carolina in early August 2016. This events will see 1450 participants from over 60 countries descend on the course for the 3-4 day event and we have accepted Jaxson’s qualifying invitation, but now we need to attain the funding to cover not only the 3 flights , but also the associated accommodation and living costs...
Following on from Jaxson’s success at St Andrews he has won events on the European Junior Golf Tour and most recently in his first event on the British Junior Golf Tour he won that qualifying event to represent Britain in San Diego this July-16 in the IMG World Golf Finals…
With the costs of flights to travel to the World Championships in August this year sitting at around £2500.00 and Accomdation at £1000.00 plus internal travel inside the US and Food etc etc , that trip alone will have an associated cost of around £5000.00
With other events planned this year to play in the European and British Boys Championships we feel a spend of around £6,000 is likely to be the annual figure to be found , but if we could get £1,000 towards that total it would be a huge support
Jaxson is showing extreme natural talent as can be seen in his numerous YouTube videos which have already taken over 100,000 worldwide views and together with his website www.jaxsonperry.com and his twitter https://twitter.com/jaxsonperrygolf and instagram https://www.instagram.com/jaxsonperrygolf/ feeds under jaxsonperrygolf, we have allowed Jaxson to showcase his talent as he would like to.
We are looking to gain financial support / sponsorship to ensure that we can support Jaxson to continue to keep enjoying this game he loves and allow him to play in the events he would like to.
Many thanks in advance to anyone who feels they can support Jaxson in this bid to play on the World stage