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INDIVIDUAL ATHLETE SCHOLARSHIPS

Enabling our talented athletes to achieve their full potential on and off the golf course.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

The Individual Athlete Scholarships Program has been established to provide financial support to promising young athletes in Australia.

The flexible program with a focus on female athletes is designed to complement the existing Golf Australia Rookie Program, Karrie Webb Scholarship Program and Cameron Smith Scholarship Program to help our young athletes pursue their dreams of becoming professional tour players.

 

Pursuing a career in professional golf is not an easy path, and the challenges can often be overwhelming. 

 

To overcome these challenges, funds raised can be used to cover two key streams of expenses:(i) training and preparation (ii) competition expenses – which may include coaching, sports psychology, travel expenses, and other needs as identified by the donor or athlete.

 

Potential athletes for the program may apply for a scholarship and can also be nominated by donors or identified by Golf Australia for consideration. Partial scholarships may also be offered.

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OUR GOAL

Our goal is to expand the number of Individual Athlete Scholarships that are currently able to be provided.

 

This will allow us to reach more young athletes and help them overcome the challenges they face on their path to becoming professional tour players.

WHY WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT

Australia has a proud history in golf, having produced a number of major winners who have inspired the next generation of golfers and the broader community. However, the number of Australians, in particular women, playing on the professional tour has declined considerably in recent years.

 

In order to address this issue and increase the depth of Australia’s future potential champions, there is a need to increase the level of support provided to our talented and emerging athletes. 

 

This investment requires significant resources and the generous support of donors, as there are limits on the capacity of governments and Australian golfing bodies to fund all the investment needed.

OUR VISION FOR CHANGE

Through the provision of more individual scholarships, we believe that we can maintain our competitive advantage in Australian Golf, by providing our athletes with the financial support they need to access the best possible training facilities, coaches, and competition opportunities. 

 

By doing so, we can increase the number of Australian major winners, and continue to inspire and engage young people across the country to pursue their dreams in the sport.

 

We believe that this vision for change is crucial to the long-term success and growth of Australian Golf, and to the broader Australian community. 

WHAT WILL BE OUR IMPACT

Increasing the level of support that can be provided to our talented athletes will increase the depth of our potential champions who in turn will inspire the next generation of Australian golfers and fans and enable golf to continue to thrive into the future.

 

Your support for this program will also be invaluable in helping young female athletes achieve their dreams and reach their full potential. 

WHAT INVESTMENT IS REQUIRED

Up to $100,000 per annum per scholarship.

Individual Athlete Scholarships

TESTIMONIALS

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Minjee Lee

GA Rookie Program Member 2015, 2016
Karrie Webb Scholarship Recipient 2013, 2014

“As a young amateur golfer, I always dreamed of competing at the highest level and representing my country. Thanks in part to the financial support and resources I received through the Golf Australia rookie program, that dream became a reality. The program allowed me to attend training camps, receive elite level coaching and travel to tournaments both domestically and internationally. I cannot thank Golf Australia and the Kinghorn Foundation enough for the opportunities and support they gave me along the way."

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Hannah Green

GA Rookie Program Member 2017, 2018, 2019
Karrie Webb Scholarship Recipient 2015, 2016

"Golf Australia’s rookie program provided me with the financial support and resources I needed to help me succeed as a golfer. The program allowed me to participate in tournaments and training camps, and the coaching and facilities were exactly what I needed to develop my game. I was able to compete with some of the best players in the world and develop my skills as a golfer. I am grateful for the opportunities and support I received from the program and will always cherish the memories and experiences I had as part of it."

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Cameron Smith

GA Rookie Program Member 2013, 2014, 2015

"Being part of the Golf Australia rookie program was incredibly beneficial in my journey to becoming a professional golfer. The financial support I received allowed me to focus entirely on my training and development as a golfer. Thanks to the program, I was able to attend the best tournaments and events, the coaching and facilities were second-to-none. I will always be grateful for the opportunity and support that was provided to me through the program and the generosity of the Kinghorn Foundation."

 

“I am also glad to having been able to establish my own scholarship program to provide two promising Aussie amateurs with the opportunity to stay and train with me for a week at my home base in the USA, and that I can pass on what I have learnt, to help them become the best players they can be.”

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Grace Kim

Karrie Webb Scholarship Recipient 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
GA Rookie Program Member 2022, 2023

“I am extremely grateful for having received the Karrie Webb Series Scholarship. The opportunity to spend time with Karrie, who was so willing to share her knowledge to help me understand what it takes to becoming a professional golfer was invaluable. I will never forget the experience and the impact it’s had on me as a person and a golfer.”

Download the Individual Athlete Scholarships brochure

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DONATE TO INDIVIDUAL ATHLETE SCHOLARSHIPS

Every donation helps ensure that Australian golf will thrive into the future.  

 

Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible and can be made via the Australian Sports Foundation who is our official fundraising partner and is the only deductible gift recipient for sport in Australia.

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INTERNATIONAL HIGH PERFORMANCE TRAINING BASES

Supporting our talented athletes with an environment to achieve success.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

International high performance training bases provide a vital home-ground environment for the next generation of Australian athletes.

The Australian Golf High Performance action plan sets a vision to develop and sustain Australia's position as a world leader in golf.  

 

By investing in international high performance training bases, we are taking a significant step towards achieving this vision. 

 

These bases are not only essential for the development of our young athletes but are also a source of pride for our country. They enable our athletes to train between competitions, connect with other Australians at a safe and supporting haven and offer a sense of community and belonging for our athletes who are away from family and loved ones for 8-12 months a year.

 

At these bases, athletes have access to world-class coaching and sports science services, which help them to optimise their performance and reach their full potential. 

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OUR GOAL

Our goal is to develop athletes who inspire the next generation of Australian golfers.

WHY WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT

Investment in our athletes through providing them with facilities that give them the best opportunity to reach their potential is crucial for Australia's competitiveness and success on the international stage.

 

With other countries continuing to invest heavily in sports including golf, it is essential that Australia is able to keep up and strive for a competitive advantage. 

 

This investment can come in various forms, such as funding for training facilities, sports science research, and athlete development programs.

 

However, this investment requires significant resources and the generous support of donors, as there are limits on the capacity of governments and Australian golfing bodies to fund all the investment needed.

OUR VISION FOR CHANGE

Our vision for change is providing world-class facilities that offer the best training, coaching, and sports science services for Australian athletes and to create a culture of excellence, where our athletes push beyond their limits to reach their full potential. 

 

It is about creating a legacy of world-class golfers who will continue to make Australia proud on the international stage for years to come and continue to inspire the next generation of Australian golfers so that golf can thrive into the future.

WHAT WILL BE OUR IMPACT

We are committed to supporting the development and success of our athletes at all levels. We believe that the establishment of world-class training bases is an important step toward achieving this goal.

 

By providing our athletes with access to state-of-the-art training facilities and equipment, as well as expert coaching and support staff while traveling and competing away from Australia, we believe that we can help them become inspiring role models and reach their full potential on and off the golf course.

WHAT INVESTMENT IS REQUIRED

Australian Golf currently has two bases that are located in the United States and United Kingdom.

 

Orlando, Florida

Investment Required: $450,000 per annum. 

 

Surrey, United Kingdom

Investment Required: $150,000 per annum. 

International Training Bases

TESTIMONIALS

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Hannah Green

Nine professional wins including one major

“When I first travelled to America, I used the Australian Golf House to acclimatise. To be able to have a place where I could train, relax and feel at home all at the same time made my transition much easier."

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Su Oh

Two professional wins

“Being away from my family and friends for so much time during the year can be quite difficult at times. To know that I could stay with other athletes and be able to train and travel between competitions from a central base was extremely beneficial in helping me prepare and compete on the world stage of professional golf.”

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Min Woo Lee

Two professional wins

“The Australian Golf House in Orlando is a great base. To have a little bit of Australia in the US that we can check in at and play, train or relax is a great asset.”

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Lucas Herbert 

Four professional wins

“The Australian Golf House in Orlando was a fantastic training base for me during my time in the Golf Australia high performance program. The training environment was conducive to competition golf and allowed me to focus entirely on my game. I am grateful for the opportunity to use such a wonderful facility and have a home away from home with other Australian players to train and play with.”

Download the International High Performance Training Bases brochure

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DONATE TO INTERNATIONAL HIGH PERFORMANCE TRAINING BASES

Every donation helps ensure that Australian golf will thrive into the future.  

 

Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible and can be made via the Australian Sports Foundation who is our official fundraising partner and is the only deductible gift recipient for sport in Australia.

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