Q & A Time this week with Poppy Harrington, member of our 2017 team and winner of the Silver Medal at the West Coast AAU Junior Olympic Games Golf Championship.

Name:- Poppy Harrington


Age:- 14

What is your Home Club? Redland Bay Golf Club

Handicap (if applicable): 8.8

How long have you been playing golf for? 10 years

Do you have a favourite player? Katherine Kirk and Jordan Spieth

What is your favourite thing about the Australian Junior Age Division Championships? I enjoy playing against girls my own age for a change, rather than 16 and 17 year olds

What are the courses like in America? How are they different to Australia? I loved the courses in Las Vegas. with the great views of the mountains and the courses were immaculate. California was more like an Australian course, with housing surrounding the course

What was the best part of being part of the Australian team? I was so proud to represent Australia. I loved how friendly the rest of the team were and I made so many great friends and memories.

What were the players from overseas like? Did you make any new friends? I really enjoyed meeting girls from all over the world and made some new friends.

Do you think competing in America helped your golf? Yes, it really made me see how well I could play in big comps and has made me so determined to keep improving my golf

What are your golfing goals this year? My aims this year are to keep improving and at least halve my handicap to 4. I would also love to play in America again with The Aussie Team. I am also playing in The Ciputra World Junior Golf Championshp, in Jakarta In June and hope to play well