Father-daughter pairing enjoy historic success at local course

Paul Rudgeley and his daughter Kirsten recently made local golfing history. Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d407458
Paul Rudgeley and his daughter Kirsten recently made local golfing history. Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d407458

It’s very much a case of ‘like father, like daughter’ when Paul and daughter Kirsten take to the course.

The dynamic duo created Wanneroo Golf Club history in August when they became the first father-daughter team to win the Mixed Foursomes event.

Golf has been a lifelong love for Kirsten who, when asked how long she’s been playing, has the standard reply of: ‘When I first learnt to walk’.

Mr Rudegley said the 12-year-old golfer had no problem dealing with the pressure when taking the winning putt.

‘When I mentioned to Kirsten that she needed this putt to win, she just shrugged and said ‘whatever dad’,’ he laughed.