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The Mayor’s Junior Golf Development Scholarship

As part of the City’s drive to nurture sporting excellence, three young golfers have won the opportunity of a lifetime.

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The Mayor’s Junior Golf Development Scholarship

Applications for the Mayor's Junior Golf Development Scholarship are now closed.

Trent Rhodes of Nerang, Conor Bronson and Riley Todd, both from Hope Island have won Emirates flights to watch the 2016 Open Championship in Scotland, a visit to the airline’s global hub of Dubai, a round at the famous Royal Troon and three months mentoring from the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) of Australia.

Mayor Tom Tate said the three were selected on their golfing talent and leadership.

The winners will undertake six weeks private mentoring with PGA Professional and Chairman Mark Gibson, who will assist in areas such as time management, practice relevance and tournament preparation.

The winners will depart for the United Kingdom in July. The scholarship is proudly supported by the Australian PGA and Emirates.

Winner details

  1. Trent Rhodes, aged 17 from Nerang. A member of RACV Royal Pines Resort where he is also Club Champion. Trent works at Royal Pines and wants to pursue golf professionally.
  2. Conor Bronson, aged 16 from Hope Island and Year 11 student at Coomera Anglican College. A member of Sanctuary Cove Golf Club; recipient of the Long Tan Youth Leadership Award; winner of a part scholarship through Titleist and Junior Golf Queensland Rising Star’s Program. Conor hopes to make golf a full-time career.
  3. Riley Todd, aged 16 from Hope Island and Year 12 student at Coomera Anglican College. A member of Gold Coast Burleigh Golf Club and its pennant team. Riley plans to study engineering and sports technology at university next year.

View video of the three winners receiving their scholarships below - video transcript.

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