72. KAREN LUNN
Karen Lunn is among a small group of women who have paved the way for Aussie women golfers in the 21st century, winning major European tour events across a 26 year career.
Karen spoke to Sam Squiers about growing up in the country, and the advantages that came with that (2:10), bypassing city life in Australia and heading straight to Europe (11:37) to pursue her golfing dream.
She spoke about how excited it was to be able to support her sister’s professional golfing aspirations (18:40), her own meteoric success and then her ability to tournaments 26 years apart (22:45).
Sam pays tribute to Karen’s contribution to women’s golf in Australia (33:19) and she, in turn, shines a lot on the efforts of Alan Gillott in putting women’s golf on the map in Australia (43:20).
Finally, they discuss what golf needs to do to reverse the trend of losing a younger and female audience to the sport (52:00).