Eight-year-old golf prodigy to break world record


JOHANNESBURG, June 19 – A young promising player in the world, Traigh Hunter Pathon will join a number of sports professionals and amateur golfers around the world for the launch of the SportsPodium Global Golf Challenge.

The challenge, which will attempt to break the world record for the most golfers to play in a week-long competition, will kick off with a local Golf Day on June 21, in Pretoria.

“It is the exceptional sports talent we see in young people like Traigh that highlights the importance of creating opportunities for young aspiring pros, not just in golf but any sport,” chief executive officer for SportsPodium, Jaco Rossouw said.

Rossouw said the eight-year-old Athlone resident has been playing with golf sets since the age of 14 months and he was placed in the top ten at the European Kids Golf Championships held in Scotland at the end of May.

SportsPodium Chief Development Officer, Natalie Du Toit, recently became aware of this talented young golfer and his impressive achievements and is excited to have South Africa’s newest golf sensation on board.

Du Toit said a Blockchain based sports information database, SportsPodium was developed from a passion for leveling the playing field for sports people all over the world. Launching this new platform through The SP Global Golf Challenge, this innovative South African based company will soon be introducing other sporting disciplines.

“App users will then be incentivized for their diligence, scores, and achievements with PODs or crypto tokens. These PODS will enable talented amateurs, like Traigh, to earn money and this will go a long way towards them being able to buy equipment and fund their own opportunities,” said Du Toit.

“For now, we are looking forward to welcoming Traigh and his coach in Gauteng for what will be an exhilarating day of golf, and we have no doubt that he will shock some of the most seasoned amateurs when he outplays them.”

Du Toit said The SP Global Golf Challenge will run from 21 till 28 June.

“Any golfer, anywhere in the world is invited to participate in the world record attempt. To participate in this challenge, simply download the ‘SportsPodium’ app and log your profile information and scores to secure a feature on the international leaderboard,” said Du Toit.

– African News Agency (ANA)