Sylvia was lucky enough to have some teachers at Narooma Central School – as it was known back then – who were keen golfers, and she was introduced to the sport through them when she was 14 years old.
“Those that wanted to play put their hands up, and I put my hand up, and it started from there. We just had fun doing it, and the teachers were very willing to get us out there,” Sylvia recalls.
“Our school was across the road from the golf club. You could get onto the golf course real easy back in those days. We ended up having our own little junior comp on a Saturday morning, and it snowballed from there.”
It was evident that Sylvia was a talented prospect; as a teenager, some ladies from Narooma would take her around the district to local tournaments. However, the sport was still new to her, and it took her a while to figure it…