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A new Greg Norman on the way ?

ADAM GROOM, 20, last week shot a course record 10-under-par 62 around Monash, a private course at Ingleside near Sydney's northern beaches.

It was at Monash where Norman fired 66 during the NSW PGA in 1984.

Playing the Monash Masters, Groom nailed 10 birdies and eight pars to win by a staggering 11 strokes.

This achievement came just days after he hit a course record 67 at nearby Mona Vale.

And a day before the Mona Vale record, Groom won the Cromer Bowl by shooting birdies on all four of the tournament's playoff holes to beat NSW Golf Club's Richard Swift.

But Groom is remaining composed, saying: "I'll keep playing amateur this year and next.

"I hope to go back to America. I was there earlier this year and played some amateur tournaments in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina and Indiana.

"I finished top 20 in some and the top 30 in the others. I have been invited back to all of them.

"I do have aspirations to turn professional but nothing planned just yet. I'll see how everything goes."

Groom's 10-under at Monash smashed the course record by four shots – set 15 years ago by Jamie Crow.

"Everything went right," Groom said. "I had a lot of four or five footers for birdies which went in. I didn't have any three-putts or bogeys."

Groom, a member at Monash and also Mona Vale, works part-time in the pro shop at Warringah Golf Club, North Manly.

"My parents aren't rich enough for me to just play golf," he said.

But Groom may soon be rich enough to throw in his job at Warringah.

Brad Wall, Groom's coach and Cromer club professional, said: "He's only young so I'm not going to put the mocker on him by saying he'll be a champion.

"But Adam has matured a lot in the last few months. It's all coming together for him.

"As his coach, I'm pretty excited."

And Monash professional James Morley said: "He can go as far as he wants."

Asked should he turn professional, Morley said: "I think he'd be mad if he didn't."

Groom has been selected in the NSW team to contest the Bonville Cup North Coast Open next month.

He will also contest the under-23 New Zealand teams championships and the under-23 stroke play championship.