10 Oct 2023 | Australian Golf Foundation |

How District Associations can champion girls' golf

by Golf Australia

AGF Central Coast
Girls come together on the Central Coast

Are you interested in the Australian Golf Foundation (AGF) Junior Girls’ Golf Scholarship program but concerned you don’t have enough girls who want to play at your club?

Mick Lamaro sits on the Central Coast District Committee in New South Wales and two years ago held similar concerns.

However, the District Association championed a concept so brilliantly that now in 2023, over 60 girls across five golf clubs in the region are enjoying the scholarship program.

The district achieved this by calling for expressions of interest through the district’s men, women and junior Facebook pages.

Through this audience, Lamaro collected the names of many girls who were keen to obtain a scholarship.

Mapping out where these girls lived, Lamaro identified hub clubs (Shelley Beach, Toukley, Kooindah Waters, Gosford and Everglades) that all took up the opportunity to be gifted with six to eight girls and sign up for the scholarship program.

After three terms of fun, friendship and tuition, 21 AGF scholarship recipients recently enjoyed a ‘Central Coast Girls AGF Scholarship FUN Day’ at Erina Creek Golf Course. The day involved a fun 9-holes short-course, lunch, games and many prizes kindly donated by the local Central Coast golf community and local Drummond golf shop.

Applications for 2024 club funding are now open and close on October 28.

For more information on the program click here

To apply for the 2024 program click here

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.

Find a local scholarship program near you. Visit australiangolffoundation.org.au for further information. Australian Golf Foundation is thrilled to partner with NEXTGEN Group as the principal partner of the AGF Scholarship Program in 2023, 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, Golf Management Australia, WPGA Tour of Australasia and PGA of Australia, as well as a number of additional generous private benefactors.

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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