SHAWNEE ON DELAWARE, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – While many of us were with family and friends Easter weekend, a young golf star in the Poconos spent it playing, and winning, a big tournament in Myrtle Beach.
William Mirams is only 14-years old. But with his skills on the golf course, you would never even guess.
“I like golf because it’s quiet. I mean, you can enjoy the scenery, the nature”, Mirams says.
William picked up his first golf club around the time he learned to walk. Over the years, fun games of mini-golf turned into competitive tournaments. William’s latest tournament “teed off” over the weekend in Myrtle Beach. It’s called the Junior Golf Shootout on a well-known course designed by Arnold Palmer.
“It’s a nice course. Beautiful, beautiful”, he adds.
This year, William didn’t just take home the trophy in his age division. He also beat out the older teens, ages 16 to 18. He won as “Overall Champion”.
And it’s not his first time taking home the trophy at this tournament, with more than 30 other teens competing. William also won two years ago. Now he calls attending the tournament a tradition.
“I was just out there having fun, I didn’t expect anything”, he adds.
The high-school freshman says he’s only practiced twice since December. William and his coach at Notre Dame Junior/Senior High School even built an indoor course in the school basement.
“The nearest one is in New Jersey, so instead of driving out there we decided to build one”, Mirams says.
William says his grandmother, Doreen, is the reason he started loving the game. She passed away two years ago from breast cancer. He keeps her memory alive today by hosting charity events. FOR INFORMATION ON THE LATEST FUNDRAISER : https://www.facebook.com/events/236583170015732