Golfer Huxley’s quest to turn pro

A TALENTED amateur golfer from Keynsham has launched a fundraising campaign to turn professional.

Huxley Howell, 21, plays for Somerset Golf Union and competes in national and international amateur tournaments.

Last year he qualified for the Brabazon Trophy (the English men’s open amateur stroke play championship). He also represented Somerset at the South West Counties Championship, where the team won the Matchplay shield.
Now Huxley has set up a GoFundMe appeal to raise enough money to commit to golf full time for the next two years.

He works part-time as a Waitrose delivery driver to fund his golf but says he misses out on playing in crucial tournaments because of this commitment.

“My plan is to play a full amateur season in 2023, then assess, with the view of turning professional or staying as an amateur for a further year.”

The money would fund golf tuition, tournament entry fees, travel expenses, food and accommodation – “this would be kept minimal due to the use of my parents’ camper van.”

Huxley added: “I will be treating this as a full-time job with full commitment to my goal of becoming a professional golfer. Please be assured that any size of donation is massively appreciated and every single penny will help me along my journey.”

Huxley, who has always lived in Keynsham, went to Saltford and Wellsway schools. He has been a member at Saltford Golf Club for many years and was junior captain at the age of 16/17 in 2018.

His mum Nikki said: “He’s been playing golf ever since he was old enough to hold a club, and it’s the only sport he has ever stuck with.”

His fundraising page can be found at

Huxley will be documenting his season on TikTok (@huxley.h_golf), Instagram (@huxley.h_golf) and Facebook (Huxley Howell Golf).