A golf-mad boy was left “speechless” after the Open Championship trophy was put in his room for a shock after college.

Mother and father of Joshua Marshall, Andy and Laura, had redecorated his room within the theme of the event after the 11-year-old visited Carnoustie this 12 months.

His mom put out a submit on social media which was picked up by Open organisers the R&A, who stated they want to carry the Claret Jug spherical to their house in Dundee.

Mr Marshall, a trainer at Forfar Academy, stated: “To say we have been blown over is an understatement, to be trustworthy.

“I don’t suppose I’ve ever seen him as dumbfounded and speechless – he’s at all times bought one thing to say about something – he couldn’t imagine what was unfolding in entrance of him.

“You at all times like to see a smile in your youngsters’s faces, it’s one thing so particular to them.

“There’s not many individuals on the earth who can say they’ve had the Open Championship trophy underneath their very own roof.

“Even an enormous masculine man like myself welled up a bit.”

Joshua performed on the well-known Carnoustie course within the weeks earlier than the Open.

He then visited the event – received by Francesco Molinari – attempting to get as many signatures as doable on a course flag he had been given.

It triggered the younger schoolboy to request a extra “grown up” decor in his bed room, one thing within the theme of the Open.

Colleagues of his dad helped with some designs for the wall and his {golfing} memorabilia was hung up.

Posts of the revamp caught the attention of the event organisers, who stated they want to contribute one thing however would additionally wish to carry the trophy spherical their home as a shock.

An R&A spokesman stated: “One in every of our key priorities is to draw extra youngsters to attend The Open by our Youngsters go Free initiative and we have been actually struck by Joshua’s ardour for the championship.

“It was good to have the ability to recognise that in a small manner and hopefully it would encourage many extra children to come back alongside and see the world’s greatest golfers in motion.”



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