DIRIGO STORIES: Turner boy wins world disc golf championship
SABATTUS (WGME) – A world-class athlete from Turner is traveling the country this summer, perfecting his game.
In a few weeks, he'll come home, and head to 2nd grade.
Seven-year-old Landon Brooks is an ace, at an age not typical for most athletes.
Last month, he won the Professional Disc Golf Association Junior World Championship in the 8 & Under division.
Brooks started playing at three, and by five, he had already won the world championship in his age group.
“He's really, really, really good for his age,” father Robert Brooks said.
Landon learned from his parents, Robert and Jessie, who also play disc golf.
The proud parents don't mind losing to their 7-year-old son, and they don't quite know where he gets his natural talent.
This year, Landon also came in third in Maine and New England in wrestling, his first year ever competing.
“It's hard to explain how good this kid is at everything he does individually,” Robert Brooks said.
If you ask Landon, it's easy to explain.
“Throw it straight up the middle,” Landon Brooks said.
It’s a simple tip from the world champion, who now has his eyes set on next year's disc golf juniors tournament, where he'll move up a division.
“We're gonna go and give it his best effort and see if we can get a top 3 or top 5 next year,” Robert Brooks said.