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Junior girls to develop golfing skills with scholarship support

Junior girls to develop golfing skills with scholarship support
February 12, 2021

The Australian Golf Foundation Junior Girls Scholarship program will support at least 200 girls in progressing their golf across 40 MyGolf Centres.

The program has come to fruition thanks to the foresight and generosity of Bonnie Boezeman, Director of the Australian Golf Foundation (AGF), who originally established the program at Killara Golf Club, NSW.

Boezeman explains “the aim of this program is to encourage girls to develop their golfing skills at a young age as well as retain girls who graduate from MyGolf.

“Many girls tend to drop out of sports when they hit their teenage years and we are attempting to buck this trend by providing an alignment to a club and a solid 24-week PGA Pro training program.”

Each centre will offer at least five scholarships in 2021 to girls aged 10-16 that will be used to help girls:

•             Advance their skills through coaching

•             Obtain a handicap

•             Play in club competitions

•             Form lifelong golfing friendships with other girls and members.

Killara Golf Club inductee, Sophia Grehan, aged 11 years commented “it is a great opportunity to improve my golf, have some fun, and make some long-lasting friendships.”

Another inductee, 10-year-old Kate Mesrop, added “I applied for the scholarship because I wanted to become a better golfer and represent the club. But since I was accepted to the program and understood the meaning behind it, I now feel very privileged to be surrounded by talented young female golfers. I feel very lucky that I get a chance to learn, grow and be mentored by the senior ladies group. I am so excited about the experience ahead.”

In addition to the original announcement that saw 30 centres funded, the NSW Golf Foundation and Jack Newton Junior Golf came on board to fund an additional 10 centres in NSW.

The Australian Golf Foundation is the national foundation for golf in Australia. The AGF supports Golf Australia’s vision to grow golf by investing in targeted initiatives to inspire all Australians to enjoy and play the game. Visit australiangolffoundation.org.au for further information.

To learn more about becoming a MyGolf centre visit the MyGolf website

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