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MyGolf initiative shares 15,000 reasons to celebrate

MyGolf initiative shares 15,000 reasons to celebrate
July 10, 2018

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.

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