Son of former Stags player is county golf champion

Albie (front row, centre) with other young golfers and Robert Rock.
Albie (front row, centre) with other young golfers and Robert Rock.

Making his well-known ex-Mansfield Town dad proud is Old Ollerton boy Albie Walker, who has been crowned the under-eights’ golf champion of Nottinghamshire.

Albie is the son of Jamie Walker, who played for Stags’ youth team before winning a fight to overcome cancer and later becoming a commercial airline pilot.

He is making a big name for himself at golf and followed up his triumph in the county event by winning his age group in a tournament at the Coxmoor club in Sutton that was part of the Robert Rock Junior Golf Tour.

Albie’s prize will include a spell of coaching from English professional Rock, 41, who is a successful regular on the European Tour.

Grandad Phil Walker said: “After what Jamie and all of us went through during his illness, we are very proud and excited as we follow Albie’s journey.”