24 Aug 2021 | Women and girls |

A win-win at Bunbury GC

by Golf Australia

The Australian Golf Foundation Junior Girls Golf Scholarship recipients at Bunbury Golf Club.
The Australian Golf Foundation Junior Girls Golf Scholarship recipients at Bunbury Golf Club. Left to right: Lexie McAdam, Rheearna Kelly, Lilli Andrew, Freya O'Brien, Pia Ferrari.

“I underestimated how important this would be for the girls,” Shani Waugh, Head Coach at Shani Waugh Golf School (SWGS) based at Bunbury Golf Club in Western Australia, said. 

“The girls, especially the younger ones wear their shirts and caps with such pride, it really means a lot to them.”

These shirts and caps have been gifted to over 200 girls across Australia who, in 2021 hold an Australian Golf Foundation Junior Girls Golf Scholarship.

“The program has not only been a good thing for the girls,” Waugh said.

“It has also been good for (me) ‘my business’ and the club.

“Signing up to the scholarship program has made us more mindful about targeting girls.

“SWGS (We) have always run mixed junior programs. However, narrowing our focus on girls, we now run a MyGolf Girls program as a pathway into the scholarship program. It has ensured SWGS and the club, through junior coordinator Peta Van Wyk, have worked closer together. This has been a great outcome for the club.

“We now look forward to attracting new girls to golf on a regular basis through our MyGolf program and then transition them to on-course play and obtaining a handicap through the scholarship program.”

Learn more about the Australian Golf Foundation Junior Girls Golf Scholarship program via the Vision 2025 website.

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.

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

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