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'Sky's the limit' for young Olympian MacIntyre

Robert Macintyre, who made history by becoming the first British golfer to compete in Olympic competition since 1900, can go on to reach the pinnacle of his sport, according to PGA professional George Boswell, who works with MacIntyre in the SGU’s academy system.

MacIntyre, 18, recently returned from Nanjing, China, where he competed in the men’s 72-hole strokeplay championship at the Youth Olympics. The event marked the first time golf has been played in Olympic competition since George Lyon of Canada won gold in the 1904 Olympics at St Louis, Missouri. The last time a British golfer competed in the world’s largest sporting spectacle was during the 1900 Games in Paris.

MacIntyre has worked alongside Boswell since the age of 12. “He could go on to be a top player, achieve whatever he wants to achieve, play at the highest level on tour,” Boswell enthused.

“The sky’s the limit for Bob, as long as he maintains the good attitude that has got him this far. He’s surrounded by good, supportive people who I know will help him to reach the highest level he can.”

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