For PGA Professional, Scott Mansfield of Launceston Golf Club in Tasmania, it is all about creating opportunities for girls.
Upon starting his role at the club in November 2022, Scott was thrilled to learn the club was part of the Australian Golf Foundation (AGF) Junior Girls Golf Scholarship Program.
"The scholarship program is a great way for girls to connect and make friends," he said.
"It is important that we target girls and establish opportunities like the scholarship program for them to participate."
In its second year of funding, Launceston has attracted primarily daughters and grand-daughters of current members.
Mansfield's aim is to build the girls confidence to play with their families along with other members.
"My wish for these girls is to set them up so they have this game for life.
"They can take their golf in any direction they please, whether it be competitive or simply having a hit with their families."
Mansfield is already looking to 2024 with four girls in his MyGolf program already identified as potential scholarship recipients for next year.
"You have to be consistent and persistent," he said.
"However, having programs such as the AGF scholarship helps target this cohort, and before you know it, you have an influx of those girls' friends and sisters."
Applications are now open and close on October 28.
For more information on the program click here
To apply for the 2024 program click here
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.
Find a local scholarship program near you. Visit australiangolffoundation.org.au for further information.
Australian Golf Foundation is thrilled to announce NEXTGEN Group as the principal partner of the AGF Scholarship program once again for the third year in 2024. Important financial support also continues to be provided by a number of generous benefactors, in addition to golfing bodies.
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.