Seven-year-old Kamloops golfer competing at two world championships | iNFOnews | Thompson-Okanagan's News Source

Would you like to subscribe to our newsletter?

Current Conditions Cloudy  0.9°C

Kamloops News

Seven-year-old Kamloops golfer competing at two world championships

Seven-year-old Everett Quewezance at Tobiano Golf Course in Kamloops in April, 2022.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Joe Quewezance

A seven-year-old Kamloops boy is heading to California to compete in two world golf championship events this summer.

Everett Quewezance has qualified to compete in the IMG Academy Junior World Golf Championships and the Future Champions Golf Callaway World Championships.

“This will be an incredible trip and he’s really excited about it,” his dad Joe Quewezance told iNFOnews, June 27. “He works so hard at his game, he’s really competitive.”

In April, Everett won the competition in the eight-and-under boys’ division at a Maple Leaf Junior Tour Mini-Tour event in Delta, which qualified him for the Callaway Tournament. He qualified for the Junior Worlds based on his strong season and first place position on the Maple Leaf Junior Tour Order of Merit standings.

READ MORE: Heat advisories continue in Kamloops and Okanagan; cooler weather in forecast

Both father and son are avid golfers and Tobiano Golf Course members, and Everett is a member of the Maple Leaf Junior Gold Tour in Vancouver. He has been following his dad on the golf course since he was two.

“My mom bought him a plastic set of clubs and he just started swinging in her living room,” Joe said. “Then my dad bought him his first set of real clubs when he was two, it was so cute. You don’t just step up and get good, you have to work at it, and he’ll keep practising until he gets it.”

Father and son will be in San Diego mid-July where Everett will be competing against 75 players from around the world in his division at the Junior Worlds.

“He’ll be one of the youngest there,” Joe said. “If he plays how he’s playing right now we are hoping to make it in the top 25 this year, then hopefully qualify next year can go back with more experience.”

READ MORE: Explore these quiet, quaint ponds to get away from Kelowna's busy tourist season

The rest of the family will join the pair the following week in Palm Springs for the Callaway Worlds.

Joe said his son is has First Nations ancestry and is proud to represent his culture.

"We are thankful to be fortunate enough to give him these opportunities that some of his grandparents couldn't dream of having," he said. "We are seeing more kids coming out to play golf and finding other positive activities that inspire them."

To contact a reporter for this story, email Shannon Ainslie or call 250-819-6089 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

News from © iNFOnews, 2022

  • Popular kelowna News
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile