Meet the 12-year-old golf fanatic from Rugby whose father constructed a golf course of their backyard

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Lila plays with an impressive level 15 handicap.


Lila plays with an impressive level 15 handicap.
Lila performs with a powerful stage 15 handicap.

Many Rugbeians have explored their hobbies throughout the lockdown, however Lila Bisset and her father Paul may simply take the highest spot with regards to utilizing the lockdown to create one thing wonderful.

12-year-old Lila is a self-confessed golf fanatic, enjoying with a powerful stage 15 handicap.

However when lockdown got here into impact in March and her father was furloughed, the household determined to create their very personal golf course of their backyard.

Households throughout the nation have used the lockdown to construct backyard golf programs.

Lila mentioned: “The backyard golf course has meant I’ve been in a position to observe each day, one thing that might have been tough once we weren’t allowed out.

“Golf makes me really feel extremely comfortable, and my love for the sport has elevated throughout lockdown – it’s additionally been a good way to spend extra time with my Dad.”

The Bissets are one in every of a number of households throughout the nation to make use of the lockdown to construct backyard golf programs.

General golf has seen a 40 per cent spike in reputation since March.

Lila mentioned the course has allowed her to practise each day.

To have fun this and the BMW PGA Championship teeing off earlier this month, despatched ex-professional golfer Nick Dougherty on a Backyard Golf Tour, to play a spherical with a few of the sport’s most passionate devotees.

BMW Ambassador and golf broadcaster Nick Dougherty mentioned: “The programs that followers have created are unbelievable.

“In addition to being an amazing sport, many individuals discover golf actually helps relieve stress.

“Covid-19 shone a lightweight on the sport and confirmed extra individuals than ever how golf may help with health each bodily and mentally, by getting us outside and lively.

“The previous few months have opened up the game to new gamers, young and old.

“The programs individuals have constructed of their gardens are extra than simply golf programs – they’re methods to spend extra time with household and associates, create challenges between {golfing} buddies, observe their quick recreation and, greater than something, spend time outdoors.

“The BMW PGA Championship shall be extra well-liked than ever this yr and I’m certain will encourage extra individuals to rework their gardens.”

BMW has been related to golf globally for greater than 30 years, sponsoring the PGA Championship since 2005.

Have you ever reworked your backyard via lockdown? E-mail alex.inexperienced@jpimedia.co.uk with any photos you want to share.



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