JASON Perkin lives a pitching wedge shot distance from New Brighton Golf Club at Moorebank.
The young golfer is at the course several times during the week practising and playing club championship rounds.
"It's only a few hundred metres walk to the course," Jason said.
Jason, 14, is one of the club's rising juniors.
The teenager plays in the club championship on weekends against men.
"Playing against the men in club championships has helped my game," Jason said.
He recently won the boys division at the Port Kembla Golf Club Junior and Cadet Classic.
Jason shot 76 in the 18-hole event. He plays off a four handicap.
New Brighton Golf Club professional Barry Morgan said Jason is developing his skills with each tournament.
He said the New Brighton layout is a good course for junior players to learn.
"I always describe it as a thinking man's golf course. There are a lot of trees and challenges," he said.
"When you play one shot it then makes you think about where to place your next shot."
Jason said working on his short game was important.
"I can hit the ball off the tee around 220 metres to 230 metres, which is the distance most of the juniors I play against hit the ball," Jason said.
"But I have to keep working on my iron shots and putting."
Jason started hitting balls on a golf course when he was eight.
"My dad Andrew, who is now my coach, took me down to watch him play and ever since then I wanted to play golf," Jason said.