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Australian Edward Tamsett In Place As New Pro At Four Winds

Edward Tamsett, Four Winds Golf Course's new golf pro, arrived in Kimball about three weeks ago from Australia. About three or four days ago, he was joined by his wife, Wilkiria.

The United States is familiar to Tamsett; he attended college at Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas, on a golf scholarship. After graduating with a business degree, Tamsett set out to play on the tour in Australia, Asia and Europe. After about 10 years on the tour, Tamsett realized he wasn't making money on the tour.

He changed the course of his career and went to PGA school. In Australia, the PGA is a three-year program encompassing all aspects of the golf business.

Tamsett's wife is from the Dominican Republic and worked in economic development in Australia when they met.

As a child, Tamsett grew up playing golf with his father. He said he hits the ball about 250 meters, or 280 yards, on the Four Winds course.

The most challenging adjustment to date is "driving on the wrong side of the road." He said he has to be careful because he is always looking in the wrong direction when he pulls out.

Tamsett already has some clinics set up. A women's clinic is set for Mondays beginning June 5th, including putting, chipping, bunkers, pitching, fairway woods, and drivers.

The junior golf program starts on Monday, June 5, at 5 p.m. for 5-9-year-olds; Tuesdays are set aside for 10-14-year-olds, and 14-18-year-olds are scheduled for Wednesdays.

For more information, contact Tamsett at 308-830-9808.