Horizons Golf Resort in Salamander Bay has received funding from the Australian Golf Foundation (AGF) to support five lucky teenage girls to pursue their passion for golf.
The scholarships are open to girls between the ages of 10-16 and while the primary objective of the program is to retain girls in golf by giving girls a combined golfing experience, girls who are new to golf may also participate in this program if they demonstrate a commitment to learning the sport.
This also applies to girls aged 7-10 who have shown a keen interest in golf and have good experience.
“This is a fantastic opportunity and a fantastic achievement for golf in our region,” said Vince Owen, Head Pro at Horizons.
“The girls will not only receive 24 coaching sessions with our PGA Professional team, but also a one-year junior club membership that carries the rights to play, to ensure the girls participate in club competitions and have a disability.”
The scholarship program is part of a nationwide campaign to get more girls to play golf.
Along with 134 other golf facilities across Australia, Horizons will work closely with the national golf authority Golf Australia throughout 2022 and are the only course to receive this funding in the Newcastle, Hunter and Port Stephens area!
“All we require is that applicants demonstrate a desire and willingness to improve their golf skills, have a handicap, play in club competitions (or at least social play) and participate in any extracurricular activity that fosters friendships between scholarship holders.”
A total of five scholarships will be available for 2022, and the program is expected to start in February 2022.
For more information and to apply, please contact Vince Owen at 0402813205 or email [email protected] by December 16, 2021.
There is also more information on their website at www.horizons.com.au/girls-golf-scholarship/.