Life isn't always easy for Anbarasan Mitchell, but he continues to rise in leaps and bounds on the golf course.
The Jason Day and Jordan Spieth admirer has a brain shunt, but he doesn't let that affect his golf.
In fact, he's no stranger to winning competitions across the state.
He hasn't had any problems lately, but he sees a neurosurgeon every year for a checkup.
The brain shunt means he isn't able to play contact sports, so he chose golf even though he disliked it at first.
"I didn't like it at first, but then I had a long putt," Anbarasan said.
"After that, I had a chip in and then I started to play pretty well."
One of his biggest supporters is his uncle John Mitchell who put his constructions skills to good use in the past couple of years by installing a green in their five acre backyard.
He also built him a golf bunker as a birthday present.
"I installed the green two and a half years ago," Mr Mitchell said.
"I laid some concrete down some first, put three layers of carpet underlay to give it some bounce and glued fake grass on top.
"Now we're landscaping around the sides of the green so that when the ball hits the mound, it will bounce back onto the green.
"For the bunker, I dug a hole and then designed a method of pumping water out of it.
"Underneath the sand is stones and soil which is separated by carpet."
Practising in his backyard has definitely paid dividends for Anbarasan as he won the Tully Park Golf Club Championship on Saturday, November 6.
The four week tournament went right down to the wire as he needed a playoff.
"I didn't play as well as I should have in the first couple of weeks and was six points behind at one stage, but I was able to tie with Trent Cooper," Anbarasan said.
"As a result, I had to have a three hole playoff."
He was able to stay cool throughout and won 2-0.
"I was a little nervous, but I told myself to be calm.
"To prepare, I put in strategies on where to hit on the green and by playing in my bunker."
Due to Anbarasan Mitchell's condition, he plays with a handicap of three.
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