27 Jul 2021 | Participation | Women and girls |

Hannah virtually inspires

by Golf Australia

Hannah Green joins girl golfers on Zoom.
A screenful of smiles as girl golfers hear from Hannah Green (pictured top right).

“How old were you when you got your handicap?”

“What part of the game do you practice most and what should I practice?”

“What is your favourite food?”

These were just a few of the questions, Hannah Green was asked on a recent Zoom call with 65 girls as part of the Australian Golf Foundation Junior Girls Golf Scholarship Program.

Along with enjoying specialised coaching and club membership throughout the year, these girls, aged 8-16 additionally received this unique experience as a part of their scholarships.

“My daughter hasn’t stopped talking about the session, and she can’t wait to get back to the range,” said Ben Horton, father of one of the Scholarship girls.

The session was set up to inspire the next generation of girls to pursue and enjoy their golf.

“Not all these girls will be a Hannah Green,” said Serrin Bertino, female participation coordinator at Golf Australia.

“But the power of connecting teenagers with a relevant role model such as Hannah will help us retain more girls in golf and that is a wonderful thing.”

In addition to the Q&A, the 30-minute zoom call was complete with interactive polls, and lots of inspiring content from Hannah who was entertaining and engaging.

“Many girls on the call are in the process of getting their handicaps," Bertino said.

"When they heard Hannah got her handicap at 11 and realised they are at a similar level to what Hannah was at their age, they got pretty excited.”

The girls will also be requesting Japanese for dinner now after they learned that Japanese is Green's favourite food.

For more information, visit the Australian Golf Foundation Junior Girls Golf Scholarship program

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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