McCall passing on his values
Top amateur spends time with young golfersBRIDGET RAILTON
From playing on international golf courses to fencing in the back country of West Otago, Southland's premier young golfing star and New Zealand amateur champion Vaughan McCall has been keeping busy.
Yesterday, the Gore golfer spent the afternoon at St Peter's College in Gore, speaking to a group of year 7 boys about values and achieving goals, as well as showing them a few basic golf skills.
McCall was invited to speak by local youth worker Hannah Armstrong, who approached him as a local male role model who young boys could look up to.
McCall said the boys had been learning about values and were enthusiastic in their questions.
He had told them about the importance of applying themselves with hard work and using their talents.
"No matter what, you can get massive gains through that," he said. McCall is back on home soil for a few weeks following the US Amateur Golf Championship in Massachusetts last month.
At the moment he is enjoying taking a short break from golf and working part-time ripping out fences on a farm in Kelso.
"The hands are a bit sore, obviously I've been living a bit soft lately," he said.
"How great is that, you can be away all over the world and then come back and be doing fencing. It's awesome, I love it."
Next on his golf agenda was the Keperra Bowl tournament in Australia next month, and then the Asia Pacific Amateur Championship in China.
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