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Australia’s new golf prodigy

Meet Australia’s new golf prodigy who experts are labelling the next big thing.

Meet Australia’s new golf prodigy who experts are labelling the next big thing.

Zane Weinberg is seven years old and when you see him with a club in his hand at the Moore Park Golf Driving Range you’d naturally be mistaken to think he is the offspring of an Australian Professional.


Weinberg started hitting plastic golf clubs around the house at the age of two and with textbook hand-eye coordination his parents realised their kid had something special.

By the age of five, Weinberg started to compete in junior tournaments overseas and holds seven victories under his belt to date. In his last three starts at home, Weinberg has shot a combined total of 6-over the card over 27 holes.

Guiding Weinberg’s game has been his coach, PGA Professional Ollie Gebert, who is one of the Teaching Professionals at Moore Park Golf.

With an amazing short game, Weinberg believes he can get every chip off the green and in the hole; ability that earned the pint-sized prodigy an invite to play at this week’s Junior World Championship at Pinehurst in North Carolina alongside 18 other budding Australian juniors.

Firing 18-over in the first round, Weinberg heads into the second round of the 18-hole tournament T107. Justin Hammett, from Emerald Lakes Golf Club in Queensland, fired a bogey free round of 3-under 69 to put himself T3 in the Boys 11 group after the opening round.

If you’d like to learn more about junior golf programs available in Australia, please visit the MyGolf website

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