Young golfers inspired by Women's Amateur

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
News 12 at 6 o'clock/NBC at 7

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- As soon as the gates opened early this morning dozens of patrons poured in to witness the action unfold at the Women’s Amateur, including some very special patrons who this might impact more than anyone.

Like the permanent marker signatures on her ball cap, these shots mean more than just strokes on a scorecard.

“It’s history so I wanted to have the experience to be here,” said Rori Fanning.

History is playing out on the greens right before their eyes and is a huge strides for the golfers themselves.

“It’s cool to see girls do what boys can do too,” Fanning. “It’s great having this experience here to see all of the amateurs play and I hope one day I can do the same.”

Rori Fanning traveled from Texas, knowing the chance to see golf’s next stars doesn’t come often.

“Seeing how far they hit it and the shots they hit, it’s just really gets me more focused on my game of golf,” said Fanning.

As if witnessing history wasn’t great enough, Belle Gantt is taking home a piece of it.

“She came up to me and gave me these two tees, and I’m really excited,” said Gantt.

Two tees and dozens of memories that last much longer.

“It’s just really really special,” said Gantt.

All the girls News 12 talked to say seeing how far these girls can drive shows them they can do anything the boys can do too.