In January this year, the Inspired Education Group launched its annual Global Summer Camps video contest. Josh Daniels, a Grade 7 student from Reddam House Somerset in South Africa, is the winner of this prestigious competition. He impressed the judging panel with his golf skills and dedication to the sport. Josh is off to improve his skills at the Sotogrande ACES Golf Camp in Spain this summer. To view Josh’s winning video entry, go to Facebook.
When did you join Reddam House and in what grade?
January 2016 in Grade 4. (Josh was the recipient of a scholarship).
What made you choose Reddam House Somerset?
The school offers quality education and lots of opportunities.
What is favourite subject at school and why?
Maths. Because it’s a lot of fun and I love working with calculations and figures.
When did you start playing golf and why?
I started playing 4 years ago when I was 8 years old. I just figured I could make it one of my hobbies.
Who is your favourite golfer and why?
Tiger Woods is my idol. He tries unusual shots that other golfers wouldn’t dare try.
Do you have any role models (who aren’t golfers)?
Yes. Usain Bolt (athlete), Damian McKenzie (All Blacks rugby player), Rafael Nadal (tennis player).
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not playing golf?
Watching sports programmes. I also love drawing.
Name your top 5 golfing achievements:
Getting my first hole-in-one when I was 11 years old.
Being awarded my Western Province colours.
Being selected as one of six players who will represent Western Province at the South African under 13 Championships in September.
Winning the 2019 Kuils River Junior Open Champion with a score of 76
Winning the Summer Camps video contest and a trip to Spain!
What do you love about Reddam House?
The support and caring nature of the teachers and coaches.
What are you looking forward to most about your upcoming trip to participate in the Sotogrande ACES Golf Camp in Spain?
I’m looking forward to the professional coaching that should improve my game which will keep my dream alive to become a professional golfer one day.