Daily golf training and a fitness regime are already a big part of 12-year-old Amy Huh’s life.
The Year 8 Wentworth College student’s dedication to the sport paid off with two wins in tournaments held over the recent school holidays – Amy took out the U14 title in the Australian Girls’ Amateur Golf Championship, followed by winning the U13 title in the NZ South Island Women’s U19 Championship.
Amy has been playing golf for three years. Originally from Korea, she says she lives with her coach near Wentworth College so she can also train at the Gulf Harbour Country Club.
Most of all, she loves to hit a driver. “When it goes long and straight, it’s exciting to know I’ve done well,” she says.
Amy has been competing in tournaments since the age of 10 in New Zealand, Australia and Korea. She says she is very grateful for the support of her parents, who gave her the opportunity to play golf and study in NZ, and also thanks her coaches.
She trains every day, with school in the morning followed by practice and training at Gulf Harbour Country Club. To keep fit, she works out at home and runs up to five times a week.
It’s a regime similar to that of Bo Hyun Park, who is a former Wentworth student from Korea. Hibiscus Matters first interviewed Bo Hyun five years ago when she began winning golf tournaments at the age of 10.
Both Bo and Amy look up to Lydia Ko and Amy says she looks forward to playing alongside both.
Currently, Amy is training for the North Shore Classic and she will also attend the Lydia Ko North Harbour Championships next month.