The Ballarat Golf Club is delighted today to announce its first ever Junior Scholarship recipient. The scholarship was open to any golfer under the age of 18 living in the Ballarat District Golf Association region and applications came in from all over the district from golfers all different ages and abilities showing a real passion for the sport. The scholarship was supported by Golf Victoria, PGA Australia and Titleist Footjoy and was born out of an interest to support and encourage a young golfer with a prize package that gives them unique experiences in the industry and extra opportunities to develop their skills.
The Ballarat Golf Club Junior Scholarship recipient for 2018 is 14 year old Rose Britt. The club wishes to congratulate Rose on an incredible application. Rose is relatively new to the sport and in 8 short months has dropped her handicap from 45 to 22. The passion Rose has for the sport and her desire to be an ambassador not just for junior golf but for girls interested in the sport shone through in her application.
General manager Michael Phillips said “The quality of applications was high which showed that there is a lot of passionate junior golfers out there. For us as a club we want to use our resources and networks to facilitate more opportunities like this especially for Junior golfers in the region and we hope Rose has a great year of golf and golfing experiences.”
Rose has won a 2018 Oates Vic Open - inside the ropes experience, A Ballarat Golf Club Junior Membership Full game analysis through BGC Golf Professional, a once in a lifetime experience at the PGA centre for learning and performance, A Titleist gift pack and membership at current home club Midlands Golf Club.
Paddy Murphy and Jackson Connor have also been selected as finalists for their high quality applications as well as an encouragement award going to Liam Howlett, at just 10 years old Liam shows great golfing ability and leadership qualities. The three boys will win 2018 memberships to Ballarat Golf Club and Liam will also win a 12 month driving range membership from David Wallis Golf.
A big big thank you to the wonderful organisations who supported the scholarship with prizes. Golf Victoria, Titleist Australia New Zealand, PGA of Australia, David Wallis Golf Thank you for the incredible support.