Josh Greer will be one of four Australian Amateur’s to travel to America next week to take part in the inaugural Major Champions Invitational at Bella Collina in Florida.
The tournament has been created by World Golf Hall of Fame member and six-time major champion Sir Nick Faldo, with the event providing major champions the opportunity to mentor and inspire the next generation of players.
Greer, 16, will be part of Adam Scott’s Australian side, as they face off against the likes of Jordan Speith, Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose.
The format is a simple 72-hole stroke play; however the team with the best score combined will be crowned winners of the illustrious event.
The 16-year old has had a roller-coaster ride to start 2018, finishing as Quarter-Finalist at the Australian Amateur Championships, as well as guiding his beloved Joondalup to a second straight Junior Pennant title.
The youngster was elated to be selected in the prestigious competition, seeing the trip as a great opportunity to learn and grow as a golfer.
“I was really happy when I found out,” Greer said. “It is a terrific opportunity for me, so I am really looking forward to it.”
“The competition will show me where I need to get to given I am playing against the best juniors in the world.”
Despite his strong start to Amateur golfing life, Greer has kept his feet well and truly on the ground, citing his preparation as vital to his long term success.
“It’s not always about winning every tournament, I am more focused on preparing and training well,” he said.
“No matter what happens if I am doing those two things well I will be happy.”
Greer will head to the United States with his father for the 10-day period, with the Joondalup gun embracing the chance to learn from the world’s best golfers.
“I am really looking forward to meeting all the professionals,” he claimed.
“It is the sort of tournament that isn’t really about how you play but more the experience that you get.”
“Just meeting all those special players and learning as much as I can from them.”