Qld dreams for Goodwin
MOSSMAN’S Gennai Goodwin is realising her golfing dreams with selection in the Queensland team to contest the national Interstate Series and an invite to the Australian Junior Amateur titles in April.
Gennai was part of the all-conquering Queensland girls’ team which won the Interstate Series last year and will be in the running for selection in the national team after the two huge tournaments.
“I’m going to do a lot more work with my coach Grant Field to hopefully fix up a few things and be in top form by the time April comes around,” she said.
“But in saying that I’ve done reasonably well in the last few tournaments I’ve played in.
“The AJA and IA is in Carbrook on the Gold Coast, which is good because it’s home-grown for us, so we can get heaps of practice in before we play and capitalise on the home grown advantage.”
The tournaments start in early April and are backto-back, with three days of Amateurs and four days of the Interstate Series.
“It’s a big national event and everyone tries to get into their state teams to play and it’s a bit hard to say how I will go, there’s always good new girls coming through,” Gennai said.
“The Queensland team is all good, I get along with all them, we are all good friends and it will be a close team which is your key to hopefully winning.
“We won last year so we’ve got to back it up.”
Gennai is back home in Mossman after competing and finishing sixth in the Tasmanian Junior Masters on Tuesday and will spend a couple of weeks recuperating before moving to Brisbane for study.
“I’m doing a bachelor of arts majoring in sport science, I’m going to do that for a year and then move into physiotherapy and do child physio, but that comes after golf, pretty much,” she said.
“Golf is my priority, I didn’t really want to move away but my career has pulled me away anyway.
“It’s always been a dream of mine to get into serious competition since an early age, so to be actually doing it is like a dream come true.”