Mt Lawley: up-and-coming golf star Green returns to her roots before US tour

Hannah Green (20) from Lathlain is an up and coming golf star. Picture: Andrew Ritchie
Hannah Green (20) from Lathlain is an up and coming golf star. Picture: Andrew Ritchie
Hannah Green (20) from Lathlain is an up and coming golf star. Picture: Andrew Ritchie
Hannah Green (20) from Lathlain is an up and coming golf star. Picture: Andrew Ritchie Hannah Green (20) from Lathlain is an up and coming golf star. Picture: Andrew Ritchie Hannah Green (20) from Lathlain is an up and coming golf star. Picture: Andrew Ritchie

UP-AND-COMING WA golf star Hannah Green will soon head to the US for the Symetra World Tour but had time to stop by the golf club where it all began to host a junior clinic .

When she was just nine years old, Green followed in her father’s footsteps and joined Mt Lawley Golf Club.

“I don’t really know what made me choose golf, I loved swimming and was playing tennis at the time but I fell in love with golf,” she said.

“I suppose growing up it was my Dad who was always playing golf and I watched him play.

“I really enjoyed the competitive nature of the game – there were always new people to play against.”

The 20-year-old said the sport had enabled her to travel the world and now she hoped to make her mark in the US.

“I would have been 15 when I made the choice to turn professional and I actually was really lucky that my high school (Como Secondary College) had a golf academy where students can study golf as a program,” she said.

Green’s career highlights include being runner up to Lydia Ko at the 2015 New Zealand Open and strengthening her bid to qualify for next year’s LPGA Tour with a final-round 64 at the Danielle Downey Credit Union Classic .

Green said it was encouraging to see so many young people, especially girls, getting involved in golf and she hoped to be a role model.

“(At the junior clinic) we had 24 boys and girls and we’ve got over 50 junior members at Mt Lawley,” she said.

“I want to be able to give back to the sport and was happy to do a question and answer session with the kids at the clinic, I hope many of them take it to the level that I am at one day.”

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