It's time to find out who is the Visionary of the Year. An award celebrating the fantastic work being done across Australia to promote gender equality in golf.
Lynley Eadie and Kim Morris from Shepparton Golf Club have been named Golf Australia's Visionary of the Year! An honour that rewards outstanding initiatives within the Australian golf community that show great leadership towards gender equality while inspiring, educating, and empowering others to follow.
After awarding nine monthly winners and whittling down to four finalists via a judging panel, Golf Australia called upon the public to vote! As winners of the award, Eadie and Morris have won $10,000 worth of products from the latest Callaway REVA product range which is designed specifically for women’s golf.
Duo come off-course to win $10,000
It was a Wednesday morning like no other for Lynley Eadie and Kim Morris of Shepparton Golf Club in regional Victoria.
The pair were locked in for a 10am ZOOM call to learn if they had won the 2021 Visionary of the Year competition, but they also had their club competition to play!
To not miss out on either opportunity, the duo teed off early and ventured into the clubhouse at the turn to discover their fate.
The interruption in their rounds was worth it as they were crowned the 2021 Visionary of the Year winners by Australia’s greatest major champion, Karrie Webb. Webb popped up on their screen and Eadie and Morris gasped in shock while they explained some of the further work they have done at Shepparton since their monthly award recognition in June.
June 2021 Visionary of the Year winners
Then came the big news of their victory and they could not believe that they had won $10,000 of products from the latest Callaway REVA product range.
“All of our programs, including our pathway from novice to member, have been endorsed by committee and club. We have established a sub-committee of the membership committee who leads work around induction, recruitment, and retention. This is now all embedded in our club structure which is the best part”, they said.
Their day only got better from there as Webb’s magic appeared to have rubbed off on Eadie, who played her best back nine ever and won the competition.
Stay tuned for the 2022 launch in mid-December. We wonder what stories 2022 will bring.
Watch a summary of the four Golf Australia Visionary of the Year finalists stories here.