Hannah Green has underlined her commitment to the future of the sport by making a significant donation to the Australian Golf Foundation Junior Girls Scholarship program.
World No. 24 Green made the five-figure donation as part of her participation in Golf Australia’s Give Back program, under which successful professional players return a portion of their earnings from the sport to help fund High Performance programs and participation initiatives.
Green joins Minjee Lee, Lucas Herbert and Cameron Smith as top Australian players who have made contributions so far under Give Back, which is a world-first initiative.
The Perth professional, winner of the Women’s PGA Championship in 2019, specifically asked that half of her first contribution to Give Back be donated to the AGF scholarship fund, which began in 2021 as a way to encourage more girls to play golf.
Half of her ongoing contributions in following years will also go to the AGF scholarship fund, with the remaining half donated to High Performance programs run by Golf Australia.
Green has been a strong supporter of the AGF initiative, which has seen almost 2000 scholarships granted to girls across the country in the first three years of the program.
“I am a big believer in the value of the AGF scholarships, and I wanted to help out now that I have the opportunity,” said Green. “As a touring professional and someone who’s made a living from golf, I can see the benefits that the sport brings to people at all levels of the game.
“I’ve also had contact with a lot of these scholarship girls over the past year or so and I can see up close how much they are getting out of it. I’m excited to be involved going forward in anything that promotes girls’ participation in the sport that I love.”