06 Apr 2021 | Women and girls |

Future family rivalry seeds planted at Curlewis

by Golf Australia

AGF Junior Girls Golf Scholarship Curlewis
Pictured: (Front row) Paige Moorfoot, Daisy Biscan, Chelsea Cummins, (back row) PGA deliverer Steve Brodie, Lara Truong, Kylie Frid, Olivia Dowsley, Georgia Brown and Lily Waters.

Eight girls recently started their Australian Golf Foundation (AGF) Junior Girls Golf Scholarship experience at the Curlewis Golf Club and Range on Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula.

“I caught up with the girls this morning and the improvement over the first six weeks of the program has been incredible,” said Jamie Brigden, Curlewis general manager.

“Our members have been very supportive of the program, with the club committee funding a further three girls in addition to the five funded through the AGF.”

The participants are excited, too.

“It’s been great to meet a bunch of girls that like golf, too,” said Kylie, a scholarship holder.

“The feeling of improving each week has been great!” added Olivia.

AGF Junior Girls Golf Scholarship Curlewis
Girls in the AGF Junior Girls Golf Scholarship driving at Curlewis Golf Club.

Under the tutelage of the club’s PGA professional Steve Brodie, scholarship holders throughout 2021 have the opportunity to advance their skills through weekly coaching sessions along with being supported to obtain a handicap and play club competitions.

“We are aiming to run this program on an annual basis and are setting up a MyGolf Girls program as a recruitment tool for this,” Brigden said.

So what of the goals the girls have set themselves in their scholarship year?

Georgia wants to be able to play 18 holes with her grandparents and Olivia aims to be able to beat her dad!

Some wonderful family rivalry ahead at Curlewis!

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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