Date: January 26, 2014

Playing with the stars�

Sixteen year old Chloe Goadby from Lindfield had an experience of a lifetime playing in the 2014 Bing Lee Fujitsu Women’s NSW Open over the weekend. She is one of over twenty amateurs who competed alongside world renown female golfers in the Women’s Open, which is amongst the top four women’s golfing events in Australia. Prior to entering the tournament Chloe felt quite nervous. Counting her blessings to have the opportunity to play with the pros, Chloe said, It’s not often you can play in an ALPG Tour event, with such great players. “It’s nice to play good golf. Getting over the first tee shot was the most relaxing moment. The pros were chatty and really helpful to calm me down on the day. The scores reflect the more relaxed Chloe on day two of the event, shaving off a few points from finishing 76 on day one to 70 on the second day, which enabled her to make the cut to play in the final round. She finished 61st on the leaderboard on 221 with rounds of 76-70-75. Chloe was excited to play in the tournament and watch what the players did relishing in the moment. She said, Watching them is helpful to improve my game, even watching their mental attitude. Her tournament highlight was when she was drawn with Scottish pro, Sally Watson. Chloe is originally from Scotland and only moved here two and a half years ago. She played golf there since she was ten years old. She finds golf in Australia different, and enjoys playing on the different courses here as the variety adds to her experience. Going in to year 12, Chloe will be prioritizing her time to study and will be picky about what tournaments she will play in her last year in school. Her goal is to reach a handicap of +2 over the year. Post school, she plans to take time off to play in amateur events to gain more experience. After that she hopes to attend college either in the U.S. or in Scotland. Her next stop is the NSW Amateur Championships which will be held from Wednesday 29 January to Tuesday 4 February (no play on Saturday 1 February).