Nedlands PGA Professional Andrew Gott normally has his hands full with his coaching, however this week he will have his hands full trying to beat his son Riley at the Nexus Advisernet WA Open.
Riley is a member of the Sunblessed Junior Interstate Team and performed terrifically whilst with the team recently in Adelaide. Riley, a junior at the Western Australian Golf Club and currently in Year 10 at Trinity College, is out to catch his Dad this week despite the discrepancy in experience. Andrew will enter his 20th WA Open, whilst Riley’s name will grace the scoreboard for the first time.
When interviewed by Channel 10 on Wednesday during the Pro-Am Andrew stated that Riley has had a leg up on him for a while now.
“Riley can drive the ball 50 metres further than me now, he’s not the kid that would complain about having to walk the 18 holes anymore. It’s a proud moment for me to be able to see him play in a WA Open, it’ll be even better if I can beat him by a shot or two I’d be chuffed”, he added whilst giving a wry smile in Riley’s direction.
It’s clear to see that the father-son rivalry is strong in the Gott family and is just another of the stories at this year’s Open at Royal Fremantle