Newmarket golfer and Culford School pupil Tyler Weaver reflects on positive performance at the Ciputra Golfpreneur Junior World in Jakarta
The British Junior Golf Tour’s director of golf Steve Adams has insisted that Newmarket’s Tyler Weaver ‘ought to be very proud of himself’ after making his overseas debut last week.
Victory at Woodhall Spa last October saw Weaver – son of 2,000 Guineas-winning jockey Jason – book his place at the Ciputra Golfpreneur Junior World event in Jakarta, Indonesia.
It was a first ever international assignment for The Links member, but despite the calibre of the opposition and the humidity, he finished in a very credible joint fifth position alongside South Africa’s Rorisang Nkosi, who clinched the last of five prizes on count-back.
Adams, who attended the competition with the 14-year-old, said: “Tyler did amazingly well throughout the entire event.
“I always say to our golfers that they should not go into it with too much expectation because it is very difficult to acclimatise.
“Everything is different – the atmosphere, the grass and the heat is something you only truly understand from being there.
“But Tyler played fantastic golf all week and when you consider the company he was in he ought to be very proud of himself.
“It would have be nice to win that last trophy as well because he deserved it, but tied fifth is a phenomenal achievement.”
For the teenager himself, he is hoping that the Indonesian adventure will act as another step towards realising his dream of turning professional.
Weaver, who attends Culford School just outside of Bury St Edmunds, said: “I was just looking to go there and enjoy the whole experience.
“Thankfully it was a nice course and the heat was a challenge, but that was the sort of thing I wanted to learn about.
“One of the biggest things I learned was not to give up. I started really badly on one of the days but I managed to bring it back and get myself into contention.
“Being at Culford on a golf scholarship is helping me a lot. Lawrence (Dodd, director of golf at Culford) was a very good player in his prime and he taught me a lot of stuff before going out to Indonesia.”