Ko shares her time with Campbell and Kobori
This year’s Lydia Ko scholarship has been completed with Alanna Campbell (Bay of Plenty) and Momoka Kobori (Canterbury) enjoying a great week under the guidance of world number one Lydia Ko in the United States.
Campbell and Kobori travelled to Ko’s home in Orlando, Florida, where they were involved in training, preparation and playing like a professional golfer.
The week started with 18 holes alongside Ko and a special guest from the LPGA Tour, Christina Kim.
Campbell and Kobori also experienced a day in the life of the world’s best. They shadowed Ko in the gym followed by intense practice sessions alongside the full support network including family and coaches, witnessing first-hand what it takes to get to the top.
Campbell only had nice things to say about Ko after three very special days in Florida.
“I learned so much during the week from her amazing work ethic, the precision she has with every aspect of her game and how much of a nice person she is,” Campbell said.
“Being in her presence was simply amazing and at one stage I just watched her practice for about four hours which was pretty cool to be honest.”
Kobori has stayed in the United States when she has gained a golf scholarship with Pepperdine University in California.
New Zealand Golf high performance manager Gregg Thorpe spent the week with the players and he continues to be impressed by what Ko is giving back to the game and believes this is the start of a special scholarship.
“Partnering with Lydia to bring this scholarship to life has been superb and to see these players working with the world number one in her own surroundings will hopefully inspire them to believe they can also make it to the top,” Thorpe said.