19 May 2022 | Women and girls |

The ball is rolling at Kingston Beach

by Golf Australia

Left to right: Christian Rainey, Olivia Martin, Susie Shen, Emily Martin, Sarah Berner, Mia Atherton, Simran Ram.
Left to right: Christian Rainey, Olivia Martin, Susie Shen, Emily Martin, Sarah Berner, Mia Atherton, Simran Ram.

All things junior girls golf have really kicked off at Kingston Beach Golf Club, Tasmania’s southernmost 18-hole championship course, just 15 minutes south of the Hobart CBD.

The club has started 2022 by launching their inaugural Australian Golf Foundation Junior Girls Golf Scholarship program, along with a Come-and-Try MyGolf event.

“It was a good atmosphere,” said Christian Rainey, Assistant PGA Professional at the club. “We had members from the Women’s Committee come along to welcome our scholarship girls and lots of younger girls and boys trying golf.”

As Rainey plans a future where the club can easily recruit five girls to the 2023 scholarship program, he is happy to see a good number of girls enrolled in and enjoying the MyGolf beginner program for 2022.

“This (MyGolf) will be a great recruitment tool for the scholarship program. There are already several girls I can see as potential scholarship recipients for next year,” he said.

“This year’s program has started really well. Most of the girls did not know each other before we started but are getting on and gelling well. We have enjoyed eight sessions in term 1 and are now starting the term 2 curriculum which will see us focusing on on-course play. Our aim for the year is to help these girls grow confidence with their golf and obtain handicaps.”

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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