While we’re used to seeing the guys hitting the headlines, including man of the moment Rory McIlroy, women are making major headway within the sport and we can’t wait to see more step into the spotlight. Who knows, one of your golfing pals could be the next big thing!
The Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Golf Skills Challenge, a competition to find Ireland’s most skilled amateur golfer, is underway with club events taking place up and down the country. The Challenge tests five core golfing skills including driving, pitching and putting.
As it tests five key skills of golf, we thought we’d have a closer look at someone who knows a thing or two about fairways and greens, and one of the rising stars within the women’s game, Stephanie Meadow.
Stephanie is a 22-year-old professional golfer from Jordanstown, Northern Ireland. She has been based in the States since her early teens and is a member of Royal Portrush Golf Club.
She played for the University of Alabama. There she became the Crimson Tide’s first four-time first-team All-American and finished with eight tournament wins including the 2013 SEC Championship.
Stephanie, who has spent most of her life living in the States, made her professional debut at the 2014 US Women’s Open at Pinehurst. She finished three strokes behind winner Michelle Wie.
So what are you waiting for? If you have a set of clubs and a love for the sport, get involved. You never know, you might end up being the next Stephanie Meadow.
The Top 60 qualifiers in this year’s Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Golf Skills Challenge from clubs up and down the country will progress to a National Final on 13thSeptember. For more information and to view the national score board, visit http://bettergolf.ie/nutrigrain.aspx