Ballarat Golf Club

2019 12 scholarship winnersThe Ballarat Golf Club is thrilled to announce the 2020 Ballarat Golf Club Junior Scholarship winners Gemma Gale and Joel Smith.

A big congratulations from all at the club to Gemma and Joel. We know that you will both make the most of the opportunities throughout the year.

Our two winners wrote applications that showed off their absolute passion for the sport and they will be great ambassadors for our club.

A quote from Gemmas application… "Winning the scholarship would mean the world to me and it would help me to build up my confidence. It would give me more opportunities to help me grow as a golfer."

A quote from Joels application… “The junior scholarship would deliver a fantastic experience for me, to be involved with the Vic Open, being amongst great players like Lucas Herbert, Geoff Ogilvy and Minjee Lee.
I have a real positive outlook on my development as a junior golfer, I help, support and encourage, the younger golfers, I would be a worthy recipient and ambassador for the Ballarat Golf Club.”

We also have finalists Ted Murphy and Aaliya Puvanendran both awarded a Ballarat Golf Club Junior Membership, and Manish Puvanendran and Alicia Todd winning Range Memberships. These four also submitted stand out submissions and we thank them for their efforts. A big congratulations to all of the juniors who submitted applications we always enjoy reading about your golfing adventures - keep up the good work!

The prize pack Gemma and Joel will receive includes...

  • A 2020 Vic Open "VIP Experience” Including the opportunity to be an on course scorer or score board carrier for the final group during the Vic Open
  • An ALPG Pro Am experience thanks to Australian Ladies Professional Golf
  • A Ballarat Golf Club Membership for the 2020 calendar year
  • Full game analysis with a BGC Professional through David Wallis Golf
  • A once in a lifetime half day experience at the PGA centre for learning and performance including:
    - Trackman ball flight analysis
    - Putt lab analysis
    - Golf specific physical screening
    - Golf Fitness and condition training
  • A Titleist Pack including:
    - 1 x dozen Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x Golf Balls
    - 2 x Footjoy Golf Gloves
    - 2 x Titleist Caps
    - 2 x Footjoy Socks
  • If the successful applicant held a Junior Membership at another club in 2019, Ballarat Golf Club will pay for that membership in 2020.

The Ballarat Golf Club started the Junior Scholarship with the aim to reward two junior golfers in the Ballarat Region with a membership and a number of opportunities that would help with the juniors golf game and provide unique experiences throughout the year. This year the Ballarat Golf Club added a new experience to the scholarship package incorporating a unique experience for the winners during the ALPG Icons Pro Am played in Ballarat in February 2020.

We would like to also congratulate and thank our 2019 winners one last time Liam Howlett and Millie Cassidy- we wish you both luck with your golf in 2020, and thank you for both being great ambassadors of the club, we hope you continue to do so.

Thank you to sponsors and supporters - David Wallis Golf - Ballarat Golf Club, Titleist, Golf Australia Australian Ladies Professional Golf (Official) and the PGA of Australia.