The Ladies Championship Course at the prestigious Sunningdale Ladies Golf Club in Surrey was the recent setting for 13-year-old Abbie Bishop to crown a marvellous 2016 season of golf.

Abbie’s gross 83 nett 57 medal score made her the British Schools Ladies Junior nett Champion, deservedly winning her the Trophy and earning a two-shot-handicap reduction to 24 in a year in which she began with a 31 handicap.

A pupil at John Kyrle High School, Abbie first started playing golf when she was seven, she joined the Ross Club when she was 10, and her game has flourished ever since, through the Club’s investment in young people, pioneered by Head Professional Tim Hall and his School of Golf team.

Tim Hall commented:?“Abbie has fully embraced our School’s ‘continuous improvement’ culture and her dedicated and committed attitude to skills practice as she strives to become the best that she can be, reflects so well on her personally.”

Abbie has already gained recognition through her selection for County Training within the Gloucestershire Ladies County Golf Association, winning Under 14 best nett in the County Championships, and in their Junior Olympics Open, held at Minchinhampton Golf Club in July.

Abbie was the overall winner taking home a gold medal, presented to her by Charlie Sharples, the England Rugby Football International who currently plays for Gloucester RFC.

While Abbie’s intended ambition to ultimately become a Lady Professional Golfer is well founded, she is also talented musically as she works through her grades in flute and piano, as well as having designs on helping others through the teaching profession.

Abbie follows in the footsteps of her older sister Briony, who has represented her school at National level in athletics.