|As good as Gould|
|Around the Academy:
Zac Gould is one of Europe's top young golfing prospects.
Aged just 16, he became the youngest player ever to reach the quarter-finals of the British Boys Championship.
And he's already proved he can mix it on the senior circuit by finishing ninth on the Konica Welsh Order of Merit.
His driving ambition is to become a European Tour pro - and here he tells the Sport Academy how he intends to go about it.
How did you first get interested in golf?
I was out walking with my dad in the local park when I came across an old golf club.
I took it home with me and my dad taped it up so that I could play with it.
I hardly put it down after that!
Did you get any proper lessons?
I had my clubs cut down and went along for lessons at the driving range at the golf academy in Hensol.
When I was seven I was given free membership to Mountain Lakes Golf Club in Blaengwynlais, near Caerphilly.
I joined the junior section at the Vale of Glamorgan when I was 12.
How often do you practice?
I play on the course at weekends and in the summer when the evenings are lighter I'll be out twice during the week as well.
I also go to the driving range three times a week.
Have you got any tips for improving your skills?
It was taught to me by the Wales team coach.
Every time I miss, I move the ball back a putter length.
That means the ball keeps getting further away.
It makes you really determined the hole the ball!
Do you enjoy taking part in competitions?
It's a good way of finding out how good other golfers are and gives you an idea of what you've got to aim at.
It's good to get used to the pressure and to learn from other players.
How do you juggle school work with golf practice?
I just make sure I get all my homework done before I go out on the course.
What are your ambitions?
I want to be pushing for a place in the Walker Cup squad by the time I'm 17 or 18 and maybe clinch a place in the team the year after that.
My ultimate ambition is to play in the Masters - and I'd love to play in the Ryder Cup when it's on home soil in Wales in 2010.