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Eight year old golfer is set for World Championships

Eight year old James Lewis is off to the World Championships in America next month.

Competing against the best under 12 golfers on the planet.

But he only entered the qualifiers as a bit of fun.

Andrew Pate went to meet him at the Newbury and Crookham Golf Club to find out more.

Andrew spoke to eight year old James Lewis, his father Peter Lewis and Barry Newman, Head Professional at Newbury and Crookham Golf Club.

World's top amateur golfers compete in Kent

Hundreds of the world's best amateur golfers are battling it out in Kent this week.

Whoever comes top will be given a place in the starting line-up at The Open next month. And some of the best amateurs from Kent and Sussex are hoping that will be them. Abigail Bracken reports from Sandwich.

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Kent golfer swings into action in Europe

He's been playing golf since the age of eight and his dreams have finally come true. Max Orrin, from Broadstairs has just won a European Tour card. He says that's just the start, as Tom Savvides found out when he joined him at his local club.

Crazy golf fan is playing every course in Britain

The summer holidays - time for seaside visits, sand, ice cream - and crazy golf. One man's such a fan of the game, he's decided to play every course in Britain. So far he's completed 668 courses. But as Lauren Hall reports - he's by no means finished yet.

Meet the stars of the Crazy Golf World Cup

The eyes of the world - at least the world of crazy golf fans - are on Hastings this weekend for the fifth international World Adventure Golf Masters.

Germany won last year but plenty of other countries are getting into the swing of this unique tournament, as Andy Dickenson reports.

He speaks to Great Britain captain Sean Homer, Sweden's Peter Eisenschmidt, Pasi Aho, director of the World Mini Golf Sport Federation, Germany's Melanie Hammerschmidt and current champion Oleg Klassen, as well as Dr Surha Yeodikar of India.

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VIDEO: 5 year-old golfer wins a place at the Junior World Championships

5 year-old Aurthur Saunders from Kent has just earned himself a place at the IMG Academy Junior World Championships in America - and he first picked up a golf club two years ago. Our reporter Sarah Saunders went along to Littlestone Golf Club to meet him and also spoke to his father Kevin Saunders and his coach Charlie Wilson.

Golf club burglars jailed after series of raids

Daniel Lloyd, 43 Credit: National Crime Agency

Two burglars have been jailed for a nationwide series of raids on golf clubs, including two in Kent. Daniel Lloyd, 43, and Joe McCaughey, 26, received five and three years respectively after at least 36 separate burglaries in 17 counties, including raids in Faversham and Sheerness.

The pair came to the attention of the National Crime Agency following an investigation into a corrupt criminal defence lawyer who was sentenced last year for perverting the course of justice. Lloyd was one of the lawyer’s close associates and was arrested at the time.

Joe McCaughey Credit: National Crime Agency

Man charged over Crazy Golf burglary

A man's been charged and a boy cautioned for two burglaries at the Crazy Gold Kiosk in Pelham Place, Hastings.

They were arrested along with two other people, a man and woman, who were later released without charge.

The arrests follow a burglaries at the Crazy Golf Kiosk on 17th November and 22nd November when a number of boxes of confectionary and soft drinks were stolen. Police, alerted by the alarm, made arrests nearby.

Steven Blunden, 23, from Halton Place, Hastings, has been charged with two counts of burglary and production of a controlled drug after cannabis plants were found at his home. He has been released on bail. A 15-year-old boy was given a caution for the two offences.

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