Written by by Staff Writer
Roger Bennett, CNN
Meet Dorothy Kusiak. If you think this Australian golfer isn’t on the world stage today, you’re probably right.
“In 1967 I was seven years old and a child prodigy.”
“At the age of eight I was already a junior pro and by the age of 10 I was first runner-up in amateur tournament in Australia.”
However, at the age of 11, a bit of a change happened. She started to think about something a little different.
“At the age of 11, the Girl’s Golf Association asked me to model and I loved it, it was just wonderful.”
Those pictures show Kusiak getting models out of the gutter.
“That was when I realized you don’t have to play golf just to be a golfer, you could be any sport.”
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Despite what she saw and felt growing up, Kusiak was never involved in women’s golf until she went to university in the late 1960s.
“Even when I was 11 years old I didn’t know there was a women’s golf. It was just common knowledge for boys to play golf.”
“As a little girl, I never felt that was a possibility.”