With more than 300 junior golfers setting foot in the MyGolf interactive zone over the tournament days, it is safe to say the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open was a hit for the kids!
With some professional golfers even wanting a try, the MyGolf inflatable hitting bay was a great practice target for those eager to have a go at golf, along with putting, chipping, and even a jumping castle to entertain the kids all week.
Adelaide Shores and Glenelg golf clubs’ MyGolfers were lucky enough to take part in Tuesday’s MyGolf clinic, featuring Aussie favourite Hannah Green and American Jacqui Concolino.
The two wowed the juniors with an array of trick shots, amazing drives and even a try at a “Happy Gilmore”! PGA professional Christian Hamilton followed the spectacle, providing each junior with professional coaching advice using their very own clubs.
Wednesday’s clinic hosted the Adelaide City and Mount Osmond MyGolfers, graced by professionals Liv Cheng and Katherine Perry, entertaining with shots out of the bunker followed by a trick shot or two.
Following photos and signatures galore, PGA professional Daniel Blackwell tested the juniors’ knowledge around chipping and bunker skills.
The tournament teed off on Thursday, with 100 students from Henley Beach Primary School and Paringa Park Primary School in attendance.
With a first chance to visit a golf course for many, let alone the national championship, the kids loved it!
Each group had the chance to follow the professionals on course, including Lydia Ko and eventual champion Ha Na Jang, with the chance for a high five and a golf ball here and there.
St Dominick’s Girls Priory College and Grange Primary School students graced the course the following day in even greater numbers.
The weekend provided a free-for-all for the general public, with Lizette Salas and Vicky Hurst entertaining in the Saturday MyGolf clinic for the juniors of The Grange, Kooyonga, Whyalla, Royal Adelaide, Willunga, Adelaide City, Adelaide Shores, Wallaroo, Glenelg and Mount Osmond golf clubs with an exciting experience for everyone involved.
MyGolf hopes to see even more participants visiting the Open next year!