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About Janine

& how GFW started

I played many sports when I was younger, hockey being my chosen sport. After representing South East QLD in Softball I went on to play field hockey for Queensland and Indoor Hockey for Australia in my 20’s before retiring to start a family. That’s when I became hooked on golf.

My first handicap was 34 and I dropped 14 shots in the first year. After 20 years of playing golf, my handicap lowered to scratch so I decided to take my love of the sport to the next level and do my PGA Traineeship.

I began my PGA Traineeship at Brookwater Golf and Country Club where I learnt coaching techniques from Ian Triggs. I then moved to Oxley Golf Club who have a large membership base and which allowed me to improve my coaching skills by holding ladies and junior clinics.

I then moved back to my home club, Windaroo Lakes Golf Course for my final year of study.

Golf, originally being a more male-dominated sport has been such an important part of my life and I realised that my greatest desire was to bring more women into the game. I have always loved coaching and so I put all my effort into building up the female population in this wonderfully challenging sport. My Golf Fore Women programme was a hit instantly at Windaroo Lakes and has helped increase the female membership by 33% in the last year.

I completed my final year of training in 2016 and am now a member of the ALPG  (Australian Ladies Professional Golf) and the PGA. I can now, after 3 hard years of study, practice and training, call myself a Golf Professional.

I am passionate about helping ladies get started in golf and enjoy the game and the social benefits it offers. I encourage you to give golf a try!

Learn more about what
Golf Fore Women has to offer

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