Travelling to Austin, Texas subsequent month for the inaugural Women’s PGA Cup, Australian PGA Members Gillian Rae, Jade Fisher, Bronte Colbert, Sienna Voglis and playing captain Lisa Jean will take on the world’s most effective at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa for the 1st-of-its-type competitors.
Jean is thrilled by the chance to represent the green and gold at an international occasion and believes her group has what it requires to be thriving.
“It’s genuinely fascinating. I’m so pleased to be capable to captain the group and to have been selected by the Vocational Members Council of the PGA of Australia,” Jean mentioned.
“It’s an honour and I cannot wait to represent our nation and hopefully do absolutely everyone proud.”
Joining the squad in Austin as group manager, PGA of Australia Chief Executive Officer Gavin Kirkman hopes the Women’s PGA Cup will encourage additional females to pursue a profession in the golf market.
“I am so proud to be group manager and to be accompanying this group of 5 ladies more than to the USA for the inaugural Women’s PGA Cup,” Kirkman mentioned.
“The Women’s PGA Cup is all about the promotion of female PGA Specialists. Globally, this occasion will get a powerful message out that it is exciting and it is a excellent profession path to turn into a PGA Experienced.”
The group not too long ago gathered for the 1st time ahead of their journey to the States for the October 22-26 tournament.
Kirkman mentioned the diverse skillset of the group will be a strength for the group in their quest to bring household the cup.
“They’re competitive, they’re passionate, and for the reason that some are coaches, some are club pros and they’re operating in all distinctive facets of our game it is going to be genuinely fascinating to see them come with each other as a group,” Kirkman mentioned.
“As a group I think we’re all genuinely very good players as properly as excellent golf coaches so I feel we can go pretty properly and I hope that we will be lifting the trophy at the finish of the week.” – Lisa Jean
“I feel that after we get onto the course, it is going to be game on. Our captain Lisa Jean is a pretty powerful player, she’s been out on tour, and she’s now 1 of the greatest coaches in our nation, so she is going to be driving that group tough. It is going to be a excellent week.”
When the competitors will be critical out on the course, the Australian group will place an emphasis on exciting and connecting with their fellow PGA Specialists from about the planet.
“I feel the entire week is about getting exciting and receiving ladies with each other from a lot of distinctive nations and speaking about our experiences in the market,” Jean mentioned.
“As a group I think we’re all genuinely very good players as properly as excellent golf coaches so I feel we can go pretty properly and I hope that we will be lifting the trophy at the finish of the week.”
Formed by the PGA of America, the international tournament is a 54-hole stroke play occasion with every single team’s lowest 3 scores counted right after just about every round. The winning nation will be the group with the lowest 54-hole aggregate total.
The Women’s PGA Cup will be played at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa exactly where Australia will compete against teams from the PGAs of Excellent Britain and Ireland, Canada, America and Sweden.
Every member of group Australia is a Vocational Member of the PGA of Australia, operating complete time in the Australian golf market to comply with the Women’s PGA Cup eligibility criteria.
Jean believes the tournament is the excellent platform to showcase the paths offered to ladies who opt for a profession in golf.
“It need to showcase that golf is a profession choice for a lot of individuals,” Jean mentioned when asked about the significance of the occasion.
“There are lots of possibilities in coaching, managing, operating for the PGA and even green-maintaining is an choice so hopefully we can get the message out there so the girls of the future can see that golf is a excellent profession chance.”
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