Lindy Goggin and her granddaughter, Hallie Meaburn. PHOTO: Luke Bowden / Mercury
Lindy Goggin was already a legend of the Tasmanian and Australian gulf, but she continues to write new chapters as she enters her 70s.
Recently the 19-year-old Tasmanian amateur champion and triple national amateur winner won the four-in-hand championship in her own Royal Hobart Golf Club. But it was her playing partner who raised her eyebrows: it was her 16-year-old granddaughter, Hallie Meaburn, who is emerging as one of the best young amateurs in the state.
Goggin has previously won four events with her father, Gordon Jennings, husband Charlie Goggin and her son Mathew, with whom she won a state title before becoming a professional.
"It was of course a great sensation for me," Goggin said this week's "Inside The Ropes" podcast from Golf Australia. “Because I started at the age of 10 and played with my father, and then I started playing with my husband, and then my daughter – my youngest daughter – and Mathew of course and now Hallie. How is that? Fantastic! ""
Goggin admitted that her granddaughter might "carry" me in the quartet final, and that Hallie Meaburn hit her tee shots "50 or 60 meters" further.
“I have to say that she (Meaburn) is an incredible ball striker for her age. She has strength, she has length. She has been off the tee for an incredibly long time. If Hallie decides to become a golfer and wants to use the time, then she will go a long way, believe me. She has a lot of talent. "
Hallie Meaburn, who is in high school in the 10th year, has already represented her state.
"I have been so lucky that I grew up in such a good golf environment. And to be able to play with her," she told Inside The Ropes.