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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Nice swing

That's seven-year old Jeffrey Cunningham. I saw him featured on the 6 o'clock news last night. Today Jeffrey is featured in a Sun-Sentinel article. You'll find it below. At the end Jeffrey says how he would like to be like Tiger.

Jeffrey is young, but he as already finished 2nd in U.S. Kids Golf World Championship. That's quite an accomplishment and Jeffrey has a good golf swing from what I saw on television yesterday. Somehow I think we'll be hearing more of this boy in the future years. Good luck Jeffrey,I think you may just get that wish.

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Jeffrey Cunningham started swinging his driver on a golf course when he was still wearing pull-up diapers.

"He has a real attitude when he gets his driver out and gets ready to use it," said Jeffrey's father and caddy, Malcolm Cunningham.

Nearly five years later, the 7-year-old golfer from West Palm Beach placed second in the world in the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship, earning his best title yet.

"He's the man of the hour," Cunningham said.

The second-grader, who will start the school year at the Benjamin School in North Palm Beach, secured a spot in the international championship in June when he won a regional qualifying tournament in Boca Raton.

Climbing to second place among 85 children after reaching only 12th in last year's tournament is the highlight of his very green golfing career.

"I'm very excited," he said. "I hope to win the tournament some day as Tiger [Woods] just did."

Tiger Woods recently won the British Open in Liverpool, England.

The tournament, which took place in Pinehurst, N.C., over the weekend, featured an estimated 960 players from 47 states and 33 countries. They took over the turf to compete in age groups ranging from 4 to 12.

The tournament not only gives children a chance to be more competitive in the sport, but also helps develop friendships with children from all over the world with similar interests, said John Bryan, U.S. Kids Golf vice president of marketing.

"In one group we had four continents represented," he said. "They'll play each other again next year."

Jeffrey started playing when he was 3 years old in Dallas, where his mother lives. He started inquiring about the game after seeing his dad go off on the weekends to play golf.

"I started him to develop a permanent golf partner," his father said. "I play, but I'm not nearly as good as he is.

"But we don't have any preconceived ideas of where this is going."

Pamela Cunningham, however, said the game has become a little more than something to do after school for her son.

"We invest most of our time in huge tournaments," she said. "It's getting toward serious business."

Jeffrey plays between six and 10 local tournaments a year in addition to the regional, the world championship and the Doral competition in Miami, which he'll play in December. The skilled 7-year-old also plays basketball, football and ice hockey but said he would like to be a professional golfer when he grows up.

"I want to be just like Tiger," said Jeffrey,

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