Wheat ready for Greg Norman
By GLEN SCOTT
TWEED River High School student Shane Wheat is a golfing natural.
With an impressive list of achievements under his belt, Wheat has the chance to add to his already bulging trophy cabinet when he competes in the Greg Norman Junior Masters tournament at Coolangatta & Tweed Heads Golf Club later this month.
Representing the Gold Coast district, the 17-year-old will tee off against the cream of Australasia's junior golfers.
Taking up the game seven years ago, Wheat displayed his prodigious talent early on.
At just 14, he became Club Banora's youngest ever Club Champion.
He represented Queensland in 2004 and 2005 and this year won Coolangatta & Tweed Heads Golf Club's Junior Club Championship by a staggering 51 shots.
Wheat has aspirations of turning professional and has already formulated a plan to see if he has what it takes to make the cut.
"I want to turn pro and play on either the US or European tour," he said. "Next year or the year after I'm going to go to the US and see how I go as an amateur."
The Greg Norman Junior Masters will be contested from December 12-15.