A dad’s Sunday morning suggestion led to his son embarking on a successful golfing career.

Lewis Forsyth, from Southport, was at home one Sunday morning in 2020 with little to do when his dad Andy came up with an idea. Andy, 49, originally from Formby, told the ECHO: “It was during lockdown. They let you play golf as a form of exercise. I said, come on, let’s get out. It was just to get him out of the house really for some exercise.”

Andy plays regularly at Hurlston Hall Golf and Country Club in Ormskirk with his friends. After a few sessions, it was clear to Andy that his son was very talented. He said: “When you just know, you know.

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“He was a good footballer, and a pretty good all-rounder at sports to be honest. But I was surprised that he could hit a ball that well.”

It was a bit of a surprise for Lewis too. He said that he had only visited the driving range “the odd time” before this trip and had watched a bit of golf on TV.

Lewis, now 13, was determined to continue to improve, so along with two school friends opted to do golfing classes at the Tommy Fleetwood Academy on Monday evenings after school a year later.

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