HIGH Legh Park Golf Club’s Gavin Beddow is one step closer to taking on some of the world’s big hitters.

Beddow has qualified for the American Golf UK Long Drive Championship final after hitting a drive of more than 350 yards in a regional over 45s qualifier.

Should he win the final, he will be invited to take part in the world championships in America.

“I was one of the biggest hitters at High Legh Park, so I was just pleased to have taken the plunge,” he said.

“I can’t wait to get to the finals now to see if I can replicate that form and make it through to the next stage.”