Golfer Lewis Irvine has recently joined the ranks here at FirstPoint USA. Lewis hails from Burnside, Glasgow and has previously attended Burnside Primary School and Hutchesons’ Grammar School. Here, Lewis tells us a bit more about himself and why he was attracted to a sports scholarship and studying out in the US.
Throughout school, Lewis has played soccer, basketball and badminton. He has been playing golf since he was around three years old, and got his first handicap of 33 at the age of ten. Lewis has had a successful playing career so far including; reaching the final of the Scottish Boys Championship, 2016; and representing Scotland five times at U16 level against England, Ireland, Wales, France and the Netherlands. Additionally, Lewis played in the Junior British Open, 2016; and represented Scotland at the European Young Masters in 2016 as well as in the Boys Home Internationals in August. This year, Lewis tells us he has come T6 in the Scottish Boys Open Championship, and has also received an invite into the Scottish Men’s Open Championship.
With many successes behind him so far, Lewis tells us his favourite sporting memory to date; playing in his first ever match for Scotland against Wales. Stating, “out in the morning foursomes, I had a putt of about 12ft to halve the last hole and win the match 1up. I managed to hole it in-front of a sizeable crowd and the confidence I took from that moment was amazing.”
We often ask our clients who their top three sportspeople are, here’s what Lewis had to say…
“Jason Day – the tragic nature of his background story compared to where he has reached now is real proof that hard work leads to your dreams coming true.
Andy Murray – his never say die attitude is something I admire, and his ability under pressure is something I aspire towards having myself.
Lionel Messi – he shows that natural talent can shine through and lift you above all others; something we all aspire to have in some field or another.”
Lewis tells us he was attracted to studying out in the US due to the year-round good weather and top-class facilities. Telling us, he is looking forward to being able to continually improve himself, both academically and as an athlete; something which would be very difficult to achieve in Scotland where golf and school are completely isolated from one another.
Finally, Lewis states that 10 years time, he would like to be competing on a worldwide tour and potentially make a Ryder Cup. But ultimately, he hopes to be enjoying himself, something which he believes to be very important.
We would like to wish Lewis the best of luck and we will keep you updated on his progress through our various social media platforms.