Junior golfers Jordan Ribarovski and Charlotte Perkins will represent Australia at the US Kids Golf World Championships

Down the fairway: Young shire golfers Charlotte Perkins (left) and Jordan Ribarovski will compete in the US Kids Golf World Championships next month. Picture: Chris Lane
Down the fairway: Young shire golfers Charlotte Perkins (left) and Jordan Ribarovski will compete in the US Kids Golf World Championships next month. Picture: Chris Lane

Young golfers Jordan Ribarovski and Charlotte Perkins are about to hit the world stage.

The pair will represent Australia at the US Kids Golf World Championships next month.

The championships are one of the largest and most prestigious events in the world for players aged 12 years and under.

Kareela Primary School student Charlotte, 12, started playing golf when she was six as a junior at Kareela Golf Club.

Coached by Barry Bent at Woolooware, Charlotte has already shown an early love of the game, playing mixed competition golf with her dad and sister every Sunday.

Charlotte won the summer US Kids Golf qualifier overall to be invited to play in the international tournament at Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

Aces: Charlotte Perkins and Jordan Ribarovski. Picture: Chris Lane

Aces: Charlotte Perkins and Jordan Ribarovski. Picture: Chris Lane

Burraneer Bay Primary School student Jordan, 10, is a member at Cronulla and The Lakes golf clubs where he is coached by Charles Kares.

Jordan followed the well-worn track of many of the world’s best golfers, picking up the game from his dad.

He started entering Jack Newton junior events at the age of 7 and eventually gave up playing his other passion, football, to concentrate on golf.

Jordan and Charlotte will represent the PSSA Sydney East team at the school state championships at Blackheath in September.

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