At least 200 girls will be supported to progress their golf across 40 MyGolf Centres thanks to the Australian Golf Foundation (AGF) Junior Girls Scholarship program.
The 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.
“The aim of this program is to encourage girls to develop their golfing skills at a young age as well as retain girls who graduate from MyGolf” said Bonnie Boezeman. “Many girls tend to drop out of sports when they hit their teenage years and we are attempting to buck this trend by providing an alignment to a club and a solid 24-week PGA Pro training program,” said Boezeman.
Royal Perth Golf Club is one of just four golf facilities from Western Australia to obtain funding along with programs from Bunbury, Cottesloe and Mount Lawley Golf Clubs. Each centre will offer at least five scholarships in 2021 to girls aged 10-16 that will be used to help girls:
- Advance their skills through coaching
- Obtain a handicap
- Play in club competitions
- Form lifelong golfing friendships with other girls and members.
“This is a terrific opportunity, not only will girls receive 24 coaching sessions with our PGA Professionals, but also a one-year restricted junior club membership that carries playing rights, to ensure girls can participate in club competitions and obtain a handicap,” said Jacob Harris, Golf & Membership Manager, Royal Perth Golf Club.
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.
To learn more about becoming a MyGolf centre visit the MyGolf website: https://www.golf.org.au/mygolf/home/