The father of a talented young golfer has spoken of his pride after his daughter’s consistent achievements have led to her being selected a the county junior vice-captain.

After a successful 2018, Ellie Potts, 15, aughter of Kev Potts, was selected for the role after spending time as the junior captain at Henlle Park Golf Club.

Ellie’s dad believes his daughter is looking forward to fulfilling the role as she looks ahead to the season.

He said: “Ellie’s been part of the set up with Shropshire county for the past three years.

“It was a really nice surprise for us all when she was selected for the position – she was over the moon with the news.

“She was junior captain last year at Henlle, so she now knows what is expected of her in the role.

“It’s clear to see she really enjoys the responsibility and she’s great at taking the younger juniors under her wing.”

We caught up with Ellie after winning the Shropshire Girls’ Net Championships in the summer – since then, she added more achievements to her growing list of accolades.

Weeks after winning the net championships, Ellie went on to win the Midlands North Regional Championships, and her name was put forward for the Daily Telegraph Vitality Junior Championships.

She is hoping to continue her success as she and her family prepare for the coming season.

“We like to sit down at the start of every season and look at targets going forward,” said Kev.

“Last year she wanted to bring her handicap lower than mine and she managed that successfully – she’s playing off around 13 at the moment – so this year I think she’s aiming to get down to single figures.

“It’s a big task, but knowing how determined she is, I’m sure she’ll get there. I was incredibly proud of her to have her name considered for the Daily Telegraph’s Vitality Golf Championships – the top nine gross scores across the country get a place there, and Ellie was 22nd overall – so she wasn’t far off!”

Kev added that he can’t thank Henlle Park Golf Club enough for the support they have given her.

He said: “It’s been such a nice journey so far – from having Ellie accompany me on my rounds of golf when she was really young, to me now caddying for her – it’s almost come full circle really.

“When I think I can’t get any prouder of her, she goes and does something outstanding once again – me and her mum Rachel are often left gobsmacked.

“Half of the stuff she’s achieved, she would never have been able to do without the help and support of the coaches, staff and members at Henlle Golf Club.

“She’s like family to them all there.”