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MyGolf initiative shares 15,000 reasons to celebrate
Golf Australia has revealed that its MyGolf national junior program has introduced 15,000 participants to the game over the last 12 months.
Josie Laurie, an eight-year-old golfer from the Sandhurst Club in Melbourne’s south-east, has today been announced as the 15,000th MyGolf participant in 2017/18 and, to celebrate, she and her fellow Sandhurst Club MyGolfers and friends attended a MyGolf party which saw 30 youngsters enhjoy golf activities hosted by PGA Professionals, a jumping castle, face painting and a MyGolf cake.
From Royal Melbourne to Kalgoorlie Golf Course there are now over 400 active MyGolf centres in Australia, all helping kids to take their first steps in golf, which has helped the program, run jointly by the PGA of Australia and Golf Australia, more than double in size in the last year.
PGA of Australia Chief Executive Gavin Kirkman explains "junior golfers are the future of our sport. Recognising the importance for a united national junior golf program the PGA of Australia and Golf Australia aligned to deliver MyGolf."
Golf Australia Chief Executive Stephen Pitt added "we are delighted to have introduced 15,000 children to golf this year; it’s is a significant milestone for the MyGolf program and points to a bright future for Australian golf."
MyGolf is designed for five to 12-year-olds and provides a safe, fun and accessible introduction to the sport of golf by promoting skills development, as well as the social and fun aspects of the sport, to the wider community.
Image: Josie Laurie's MyGolf party, courtesy of Golf Victoria.
6th July 2018 - MELBOURNE GOLF CLUBS WIN AUSTRALIAN OPEN HOSTING RIGHTS
22nd March 2018 - MYGOLF PARTICIPATION PROGRAM REACHES 10,000 JUNIOR PLAYERS
18th March 2018 - GOLF DELIVERS MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR ECONOMIC BENEFITS ACROSS NSW AND ACT
13th February 2018 - GOLF AUSTRALIA RELEASES STRATEGY TO INCREASE FEMALE PARTICIPATION AND CHANGE CULTURE
4th December 2017 - DETAILS AND SIX SPEAKERS CONFIRMED FOR 2018 GOLF BUSINESS FORUM
17th November 2017 - NEW AUSPLAY FIGURES SHOW FOOTBALL LEADS SPORT PARTICIPATION RATES IN AUSTRALIA
2nd November 2017 - GOLF DELIVERS ECONOMIC AND WELLBEING BENEFITS
2nd May 2017 - GOLF REPORT SHOWS AUSTRALIA-WIDE RISE IN COMPETITION ROUNDS
28th November 2016 - GOLF AUSTRALIA REGAINS COMMERCIAL CONTROL OF GOLF LINK
21st September 2016 - PUBLIC GOLF FACILITIES AUSTRALIA ATTRACTS MEMBER INTEREST
31st May 2016 - FUTURE OF GOLF PARTICIPATION BASED ON FAN ENGAGEMENT
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