Cluett in full swing for trip of a lifetime

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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.



rshort@thetelegram.com

Organizations: Golf Association of Ontario, Scotiabank Challenge, Cutter and Buck

Geographic location: Toronto, Ontario, Frenchmans Cove Newfoundland and Labrador

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  • Erin
    July 02, 2010 - 13:33

    Im so jealous B Cluett... I cant wait to play golf this summer. Hopefully we all make the team again! Best of luck when you go away, and i'll be expecting an autograph in return!!

  • Bruce
    July 02, 2010 - 13:31

    Congratulations Brittany! All the hard work you and your dad have put in has paid off. Enjoy the atmosphere and have fun. Hope to play a round with you this summer.

    Uncle Bruce

  • Len
    July 02, 2010 - 13:30

    Congrats, Brittany! It's so nice to see our Youth from the Burin Peninsula succeed and get the opportunity to soar among the STARS !

  • Glen
    July 02, 2010 - 13:27

    Good luck Brittany, enjoy every minute of this experience and opportunity - the Cluett's out there will be cheering for ya!!!!

  • Larry
    July 02, 2010 - 13:23

    Congratulations on being selected to play with two of the finest female golfers in the world. Play your best and have fun.

  • Nancy
    July 02, 2010 - 13:22

    All the best Brittany - we know you'll have a blast and do very well. These memories will last a lifetime. The family here is so proud of you!

  • Ashley
    July 02, 2010 - 13:22

    Brittany,

    Shoot for the stars girl! I am soo very proud of you. Congratulations and cherish this experience along with all the memories.

    Luv Ashley

  • Calvin and Marlene
    July 02, 2010 - 13:20

    Congratulations Brittany. Enjoy the experience of a lifetime and have lots of fun.

  • L.
    July 02, 2010 - 13:20

    Go get em, show them your stuff.

  • Bruce
    July 02, 2010 - 13:20

    Brittany: The NLGA is so proud of your accomplishments & the exemplary manner in which you have conducted yourself in representing your province & NLGA for the past 4 years.
    We are proud in having played a part in making this experience of a lifetime come true.
    Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy!
    You deserve it!

  • Bruce
    July 02, 2010 - 13:18

    Good luck Brittany. Enjoy the experience. Everyone on the Tely Tour is pulling for you!

  • Catherine
    July 02, 2010 - 13:13

    Brittany,
    Congratulations. Have a great time.

  • Vanessa
    July 02, 2010 - 13:13

    Congrats Brittany! Good luck with the game but most of all have fun!

  • Michelle
    July 02, 2010 - 13:12

    Congrats! Enjoy the experience and have fun!

  • Shelley
    July 02, 2010 - 13:12

    Brittany I'm with Jess and Erin on this one....Jealous isn't even the word....you would think you would take and a Jess along...seeing we showed you the ropes hahaha j/k....have a wicked time....God knows you work hard enough and you deserve this....Hope you have a great time...Can't wait to have some games this summer and lets not forget future links/junior golf lol Anyways Have fun...Loves ya babe xoxo

  • Frank
    July 02, 2010 - 13:11

    Brittany this will be an experience of a life time, enjoy every minitue you are playing.I've played golf with Brittany before, she is a wonderful golfer,respectful to others, and Grande Meadows is proud to have her as part of our course. She also gives back to the course by being a instructor for Jr. Golfers and Future Links golfers. Good Luck and enjoy.

  • Sheila
    July 02, 2010 - 13:11

    Brittany, we are all so proud of you. Have a wonderful time and make lots of memories!

  • Jess
    July 02, 2010 - 13:09

    Brit, can't even express how jealous I am right now. I'm sure it will be an awesome time... you've practiced hard and you deserve it. Hope we get a few games this summer... Good luck kiddo... have fun!!

  • Erin
    July 01, 2010 - 20:22

    Im so jealous B Cluett... I cant wait to play golf this summer. Hopefully we all make the team again! Best of luck when you go away, and i'll be expecting an autograph in return!!

  • Bruce
    July 01, 2010 - 20:19

    Congratulations Brittany! All the hard work you and your dad have put in has paid off. Enjoy the atmosphere and have fun. Hope to play a round with you this summer.

    Uncle Bruce

  • Len
    July 01, 2010 - 20:18

    Congrats, Brittany! It's so nice to see our Youth from the Burin Peninsula succeed and get the opportunity to soar among the STARS !

  • Glen
    July 01, 2010 - 20:14

    Good luck Brittany, enjoy every minute of this experience and opportunity - the Cluett's out there will be cheering for ya!!!!

  • Larry
    July 01, 2010 - 20:09

    Congratulations on being selected to play with two of the finest female golfers in the world. Play your best and have fun.

  • Nancy
    July 01, 2010 - 20:07

    All the best Brittany - we know you'll have a blast and do very well. These memories will last a lifetime. The family here is so proud of you!

  • Ashley
    July 01, 2010 - 20:06

    Brittany,

    Shoot for the stars girl! I am soo very proud of you. Congratulations and cherish this experience along with all the memories.

    Luv Ashley

  • Calvin and Marlene
    July 01, 2010 - 20:03

    Congratulations Brittany. Enjoy the experience of a lifetime and have lots of fun.

  • L.
    July 01, 2010 - 20:03

    Go get em, show them your stuff.

  • Bruce
    July 01, 2010 - 20:03

    Brittany: The NLGA is so proud of your accomplishments & the exemplary manner in which you have conducted yourself in representing your province & NLGA for the past 4 years.
    We are proud in having played a part in making this experience of a lifetime come true.
    Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy!
    You deserve it!

  • Bruce
    July 01, 2010 - 20:00

    Good luck Brittany. Enjoy the experience. Everyone on the Tely Tour is pulling for you!

  • Catherine
    July 01, 2010 - 19:52

    Brittany,
    Congratulations. Have a great time.

  • Vanessa
    July 01, 2010 - 19:51

    Congrats Brittany! Good luck with the game but most of all have fun!

  • Michelle
    July 01, 2010 - 19:49

    Congrats! Enjoy the experience and have fun!

  • Shelley
    July 01, 2010 - 19:49

    Brittany I'm with Jess and Erin on this one....Jealous isn't even the word....you would think you would take and a Jess along...seeing we showed you the ropes hahaha j/k....have a wicked time....God knows you work hard enough and you deserve this....Hope you have a great time...Can't wait to have some games this summer and lets not forget future links/junior golf lol Anyways Have fun...Loves ya babe xoxo

  • Frank
    July 01, 2010 - 19:47

    Brittany this will be an experience of a life time, enjoy every minitue you are playing.I've played golf with Brittany before, she is a wonderful golfer,respectful to others, and Grande Meadows is proud to have her as part of our course. She also gives back to the course by being a instructor for Jr. Golfers and Future Links golfers. Good Luck and enjoy.

  • Sheila
    July 01, 2010 - 19:47

    Brittany, we are all so proud of you. Have a wonderful time and make lots of memories!

  • Jess
    July 01, 2010 - 19:44

    Brit, can't even express how jealous I am right now. I'm sure it will be an awesome time... you've practiced hard and you deserve it. Hope we get a few games this summer... Good luck kiddo... have fun!!