Garnish golfer to play with the games best
Brittany Cluett takes a swing at a St. Johns golf store Wednesday. Cluett will join 17 other young golfers from across the country in Toronto on May 14 to play with two of the games best female players Annika Sorenstam and Lori Kane. Photo by Gary Hebba
She turned 18 this week, but the really big birthday present comes in May when Brittany Cluett of Garnish tees off with two of the games brightest stars.
The provinces top junior female golfer two years running will swing the sticks with Swedens Annika Sorenstam and Canadas Lori Kane May 14 at the ultra-exclusive Magna Golf Course, just outside Toronto.
Cluett, a member of the provincial junior team the past four years and co-winner (with Kathy-Lee Doyle) of the Order of Merit on the inaugural Tely Tour last summer, was selected as one of nine golfers across the country to play a few holes with Sorenstam and Kane.
Im a very big fan of Annikas, said the Marystown Central High student. Ive always looked up to her. To play side-by-side with her is really something else. Im very excited, but a little nervous, too.
Cluett golfs out of the Grande Meadows course in Frenchmans Cove and shoots in the mid-80s. Rare is a day, she says, when isnt playing a round or hitting off the driving range.
Last summer, the Golf Association of Ontario invited Sorenstam to that province for the Scotiabank Challenge, playing a few holes with nine of Ontarios top junior females. This year, Ontario opted to expand the program, inviting Kane, the pride of P.E.I., to the province along with Sorenstam.
In addition to the Ontario nine, one golfer each was selected from each of the nine remaining provinces. The Newfoundland and Labrador Golf Association pegged Cluett.
On Sunday, the 18 golfers will play a round at the Ladies Golf of Toronto.
In addition to the round of golf and resulting memories, each golfer will be given Cutter and Buck clothing and Calloway golf products. Both companies are sponsors of Sorenstam.