Date: July 11, 2007

Gatehouse Award to Continue Supporting Young Female Golfers

Golf Australia is pleased to announce its continued support of the Gatehouse Award, which is given to one female golfer in each state and provides encouragement for up and coming junior golfers. Member States throughout the country select their recipient of this award each year, under the following criteria: The Gatehouse Award is to be presented to a female junior amateur who shows outstanding ability and potential as a golfer, and who possesses leadership qualities which will foster and improve these attributes. The recipients of the Gatehouse Award receive a certificate of recognition and a $100 voucher to assist in the development of their golf. The award has assisted previous juniors such as Kristie Smith (WA), who has since gone on to become a National Squad Member, Emma De Groot (NSW) and Ellie Reeves (TAS) who are now State Squad Members. The award dates back to 1972, when members of the Gatehouse Family made a donation to the then ALGU to create a Fund for the encouragement of junior golfers in Australia, in memory of Mrs J Austin Gatehouse, who, during her lifetime, was a prominent golfer and administrator at State and National level. Mrs Gatehouse won three Australian Amateur Championships, five Victorian Amateur Championships, and was the Victorian Ladies Golf Union President from 1929-1935 and then again in 1943 and in 1946.