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Limerick set to be the next chapter in Josh Hill’s England career

By Kent Gray
Josh Hill departed the Boys’ Home Internationals in August with a thoroughly impressive three from four record, a sizeable share of the glory for a title three peat as a result – and absolutely no idea of when he might play for England again.

That the Dubai-domiciled 14-year-old would represent his country again was inevitable after such an notable international debut  and we now have confirmation of when that will be courtesy of Hill’s father, Russell:

WATCH: Josh Hill makes winning start to England career at Boys Home Internationals

 

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Another little outing to look forward to!

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Hill will line up for the England against Ireland in a two-day, U-16s match at Limerick on October 13-14 that will also include each country’s top six girls.

It comes after the Butch Harmon School of Golf Dubai player finished T-11 at the 84th Singa Thailand Amateur Open earlier this month to open his season, despite some frustrations as another Instagram post from Dad hinted:

 

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I think that was a really good bad day!🤔it started very positively, 🐦 the first, missed 6footer to 🐦the second, 🐦the third🐦, then had a 10 footer to bird 4, then it was quite steady from there till 9 I don’t know what it was (heat, travel fatigue, slowness of play etc) but something switched off and greens were missed and when hot he only had 60-90 footers from the wrong side of the slope. Ended the day 3 over! (Could have been far worse if he hadn’t drain a bunch of 20+ foot putts) From my part watching a 5 1/2 hr round and some of the worst course etiquette was a struggle (hitting from the next tee when people were putting out on the last hole, walking half way up the fairway when one is still driving, it was unbelievable and they still managed to get it in in 5 1/2 hours). Today’s another day and another experience! Good Luck Josh!

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The Jumeirah Golf Estates member is eyeing a tilt at the MENA Tour this year as looks to ramp up his golfing education and will no doubt be inspired by the news that the Emirates Golf Federation order of merit series now has a World Amateur Golf Ranking lure.

RELATED: The EGF Order of Merit decider secures WAGR status

Hill is the reigning EGF Open Men’s OOM champion after a breakout 2017-18 campaign during which he won six open men’s titles and created course records of 65 and 68 at Trump Dubai and the Track respectively.

 

Kent Gray

Editor of Golf Digest Middle East. Has written about golf since 1989 and owned a suspect short game even longer.

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