Freddie has a pedigree golfing background

Freddie McKenna with his parents Kim and John.
Freddie McKenna with his parents Kim and John.

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.