Emily wants to play on the European Tour

Emily Shea receives the Fylde junior girls' trophy from Cliff Bowman
Emily Shea receives the Fylde junior girls' trophy from Cliff Bowman

Freckleton teenager Emily Shea is a whistle-stop winner!

She has had plenty to celebrate after finding a hot winning sequence – in the space of seven days, Emily picked up three first prizes.

The triumvirate consisted of the girls’ prize in the Fylde Junior Championship at De Vere Herons Reach, the junior open trophy at Royal Lytham and first place in the zero-to-nine handicap category at the Fairhaven junior open.

The 17-year-old has made rapid progress since taking up the game four years ago, during which time she reduced her handicap from 36 to four,

Emily, who is a member at both Fairhaven and Royal Lytham, is enjoying an outstanding end to her summer, having been hit by illness earlier in the year, restricting her time out on the golf course.

She hopes to get her handicap down even further.

Emily already hits the ball long, though needs to work more to improve her short game.

Tomorrow she will be part of the Royal Lytham side that plays Royal Birkdale in the Lancashire finals at Hesketh.

Mum Michelle said: “Emily’s ambition is to play on the European Tour.”