18 Aug 2022 | Women and girls |

Confidence key at North Adelaide

by Golf Australia

North Adelaide Golf Course's AGF scholarship girls.

The format of the Australian Golf Foundation Junior Girls Golf Scholarship program is something that long-time PGA Professional Jamie Clutterham appreciates.

“It provides an absolutely fantastic pathway to motivate and develop a confidence within girls,” Clutterham said.

“Having girls together in a group throughout the whole year provides continuity and enables girls to get to the point of sustainable play.”

And play is what Clutterham is aiming for with his group of scholarship students at North Adelaide Golf Course.

“My main aim for our group this year is to get the girls playing regular rounds on-course,” he said.

“It was very pleasing to recently play with the girls and enjoy a much more steady flow compared to the same group of nervous girls at the start of the year.”

In addition to Clutterham’s guidance, helping to calm any nerves is So Yong, an A-grade champion at the club, Community Instructor and mentor.

“So Yong has been a wonderful asset,” said Clutterham. “She is a fantastic role model and has been assisting girls on-course. Having a Korean background, she also helps out with a bit of translation for our students whose second language is English.

“For terms three and four, we have planned more sessions on-course along with fun sessions on the par-3 course.

“The program is a brilliant way to get more girls playing golf by building their confidence to get out and play.”

For more information and to see a list of funded centres, 2022 visit the Australian Golf Foundation website

Australian Golf Foundation is thrilled to partner with NEXTGEN Group as the principal partner of the AGF Scholarship Programme in 2022, with significant further support provided by Golf Australia, Golf Victoria, Victorian Golf Foundation, Golf Queensland, Golf South Australia, Golf Tasmania, Golf Western Australia, Western Australian Golf Foundation, Golf Northern Territory, Jack Newton Junior Golf, Golf Management Australia, WPGA Tour of Australasia and PGA of Australia, as well as a number of additional generous private benefactors.

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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