HOW many sports do you know of where a rookie junior can take on one of his club's best senior players and come out on top?
Not a lot come to mind, but while you're thinking about it, here's the story of 11-year-old golfer Riley Stone.
The Grade 7 Middle Ridge student was the toast of his fellow Toowoomba Golf Club members last Sunday when he completed a stunning win in the Braiswick Trophy.
The annual mixed matchplay event is played during the winter season and is open to senior and junior players - male and female - of all ability levels.
The unique trophy was initiated and sponsored by club president Nancy Young and her partner David Goss.
Stone, playing off a handicap of 31 in the 58-player field, won his way through to Sunday's final showdown with wins in his previous five rounds.
Waiting to meet him in the David-and-Goliath battle was the club's Division 2 Pennants captain Jason McWilliam, who plays off a handicap of two.
McWilliam did his own good job to win through to the final after having to spot some of his rivals huge starts in the preliminary rounds.
However, last Sunday belonged to Stone, who used his sizeable handicap advantage to perfection to secure the trophy with a 6/4 victory over McWilliam.
Stone puts his success down to some beneficial coaching from club pro Jonathan Zirkler, well-meaning advice, his coolness under pressure and a good caddy.
After taking up golf eight months ago, Stone has worked his handicap down from 36.
"Mum and dad play golf and I think it's a good family game," Stone said.
"I entered the Braiswick Trophy for a bit of fun but I thought my high handicap would be a help to me do well in the matches.
"I was a bit nervous when I won through to the final but people told me not to worry, especially about how far my opponent would be hitting it," he said.
"I tried not to think too much about the pressure and to play my natural game.
"I had a good caddy (father Robert) too."