Tarack and Carter Chappell with a trainer from the Hills International Golf Academy in Brisbane.
Tarack and Carter Chappell with a trainer from the Hills International Golf Academy in Brisbane.

Golf all in the family

GOLF: It is a family affair for Maryborough's Chappell family.

Brothers Carter, 14, and Tarack, 12, spent part of their school holidays at Hills International Golf Academy in Brisbane.

It was Carter's third year competing at the event and Tarack's first.

The boys spent the first three days honing their skills with golf directors and professionals before spending the last two days competing in the Hills Junior 36 hole classic.

Tarack was the runner-up in the tournament, much to his delight.

"They live and breathe golf," mum Janell said.

With Carter being there for his third year in a row, he was given a good opportunity to fine tune his skills and act as a mentor to younger players, Janell said.

It was she and husband Stephen who got their children involved with golf, as well as several other sports.

Keen golfers themselves, thanks to their encouragement the kids are also active in hockey, tennis and touch football.

Janell said it was good to see the kids have a mixed involvement in team and individual sports.

Next year their daughter Anniston, 11, will travel to Brisbane with her brothers to play golf at the academy and in a few years brother Diarmid, 8, will follow in their footsteps.



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