World Number 12 Karrie Webb took time out from her golf schedule in Canberra to talk to Federal politicians about the importance of golf during the Australian Golf Industry Council&aposs meeting at Parliament House. Webb gave some swing advice to Federal Sports Minister Kate Lundy, Federal Member for Corio Richard Marles and Federal Member for Mayo Jamie Briggs. Speaking to the media during the Open, Webb stressed that golf was a sport where age was not a barrier and popularity was increasing. “I think that s the beauty of golf. I don t really think that any age is a negative to how you can play. I think anyone of any age can play golf at an elite level. It’s been proven in the women’s game; it s been proven in the men’s game.” “I think that the popularity of golf has increased and so therefore the technology with equipment but also the technology of teaching, I think kids are getting taught correctly at a younger age with equipment that fits them. They re not starting with heavy cut down clubs, they ve got clubs that are specially weighted for someone that s seven or eight years old,” Webb added. The Australian Golf Industry Council (AGIC) was established in late 2006 to provide a forum to help unite the industry on agreed industry wide initiatives. Membership includes: Australian Golf Course Superintendents Association, Australian Ladies Professional Golf, Australian Sporting Goods Association, Golf Australia, Golf Management Australia, PGA of Australia and the Society of Australian Golf Course Architects.
Author: Golf Australia