BACKING FOR THE FUTURE: Grafton junior Courtney Fuller with some of the gear she has received as part of her scholarship with Titleist golf.
BACKING FOR THE FUTURE: Grafton junior Courtney Fuller with some of the gear she has received as part of her scholarship with Titleist golf. Contributed

Titleist gets behind Fuller's golfing development

GOLF: Grafton teenager Courtney Fuller has gone from strength to strength in her final year as a junior golfer.

The 17-year-old swing queen became the first high school attendee to claim the Grafton Ladies May Tournament earlier this year, before going on to secure the Ocean Shores Junior Open in her first visit to the course.

Fuller also picked up a third consecutive Grafton Golf Club mixed foursomes championship event with long-time partner Paul Langford.

The efforts of the Grafton junior have not gone unnoticed either, with Fuller being awarded the Titleist Jack Newton Junior Golf Scholarship.

The scholarship, which is given to only one North Coast Academy Squad member, is to support Fuller in her junior golfing development.

Fuller made herself known as part of the NCAS squad by winning the prestigious annual encouragement award for the second year in a row earlier this season.

As part of the Titleist scholarship Fuller will receive a swag of golfing gear including Footjoy shoes, gloves, golf caps and six dozen Titleist Pro V1 balls.

Fuller has dropped her handicap to four, with her golf improving under the watchful eye of North Coast squad coach Richie Gallichan and local mentors Mark Harvison and Mat Worthing.

Following her string of successes on the greens this year, Fuller will now refocus her efforts on a different stage as she tackles the Higher School Certificate later this year.

According to father Jeff, Fuller is a focused student who does "extremely well academically”, finding a balance between sporting and academic goals. The 17-year-old is aiming for a university sports scholarship.



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