National glory for hot-shot Christina

Top Golfer Christina Rumbelow proudly shows off her latest trophy. Richard Ponter 143715
Top Golfer Christina Rumbelow proudly shows off her latest trophy. Richard Ponter 143715

Eleven-year-old Brompton golfer Christina Rumbelow rose to the challenge to win a national golf title last weekend.

The Graham School pupil, who started golfing at the age of six at North Cliff Golf Club’s Saturday sessions, which were run by Simon Deller, claimed victory in the nine to 11 years section of England Golf’s National Skills Challenge at Woodhall Spa GC.

Christina, who has also received coaching from Matt Conner, of Snainton Golf Centre, for the past two years, finished ahead of three rivals who had won their regional events to make it to the national final.

Christina, who was recently accepted onto the Easingwold GC Junior Academy scholarship, said: “It was great to win a national event and in the future I would like to try and get in the Yorkshire team and hopefully push for an England spot.”

Proud mum Cheryl Eade added: “Christina puts in a lot of hard work, training at Easingwold every Saturday for a full day as well as Tuesday evenings at Snainton with Matt and Thursday nights at Easingwold.

“She is very dedicated to her golf and it was great to see her in action during the national final last weekend, she was so serious and was very focussed on each of the 10 skills and challenges set as part of the competition.”

Christina earned her place in the national final by winning the northern regional final at Sandburn Hall last month.

Eade added: “We would like to thank her coaches Simon Deller, Matt Conner and Alastair Grindlay, who is the teaching professional at Easingwold.

“A big thanks also goes to Easingwold junior organisers Duncan and Jean Rotherham as they have been a really big help.”