Freddie has a pedigree golfing background

Freddie McKenna with his parents Kim and John.
Freddie McKenna with his parents Kim and John.
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The son of Tynemouth Golf Club pro John McKenna is following in his father’s footsteps.

Ten-year-old Freddie McKenna is a golfer with a pedigree background.

As well as his dad being the PGA professional at Tynemouth, mum Kim is a former England international and his uncle, Steve McKenna, is the pro at the City of Newcastle club.

Freddie is competing in the North of England Under-14 Open which started this week at the South Moor club in Stanley, County Durham.

A pupil at King’s Priory School in Tynemouth, he also plays in midfield for the North Shields Juniors football team.

He is already an 18-handicap golfer.

Kim said: “Freddie loves his golf and spends all his holidays at our club at Tynemouth with his friends.”

John added: “I cannot see anything of Kim or myself in how Freddie plays golf, he’s very much got his own style and he gets a lot of fun out of the sport.

“He enjoys his football as well and we had a great time this year going to watch North Shields win the FA Vase at Wembley.”

Freddie is playing in the under-12 section of the 54-hole tournament at South Moor, which has attracted entries from Hong Kong, South Africa and Spain.