Three teenage golfers from the Gold Coast have secured the trip of a lifetime and professional coaching as winners of the 2016 Mayor’s Junior Golf Development Scholarship.
Trent Rhodes, 17, Conor Bronson, 16, and Riley Todd, 17, will all receive three months mentoring from the PGA of Australia as well as get to enjoy a trip to check out their idols at the 2016 Open Championship in Scotland, and a stop off in Dubai.
Mayor Tom Tate said the three were selected on their golfing talent and leadership. “I look forward to seeing these teenagers off on their journey and know they will do the Gold Coast proud as young ambassadors for our city,” he said.
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“This scholarship is one of the ways we’re working towards developing sporting talent as part of our Sport Plan. It’s talent like this that will help grow our reputation as a sporting capital.”
The winners will undertake six weeks private mentoring with PGA Professional and Chairman Mark Gibson, who will assist in areas such as time management, practice relevance and tournament preparation. “The proof of the scholarship benefits is that one of last year’s recipients went on to win the Greg Norman Junior Masters,” he said.