Georgia Hall has highlighted the importance of International Women’s Day in providing inspiration to girls and women across many walks of life.
Hall was able to inspire many people herself in 2018 when she delighted a home crowd at Royal Lytham & St Annes by winning the AIG Women’s Open at the age of 23.
Ahead of International Women’s Day on Monday 8 March, Hall expressed her excitement, telling AIGWomensOpen.com: “Obviously it’s fantastic and a big day for women, and so it should be celebrated.
“Success around women, all around the world, is fantastic, and there’s so many of us that are successful. I think it will obviously be a great day and I celebrate it.
“Even if I send a few text messages to other people I know, saying Happy International Women’s Day, it just helps recognise what we can achieve and will achieve in the future.”
Hall, who claimed her first title in the United States last September by winning the LPGA Tour’s Cambia Portland Classic, recognises the value of role models in motivating girls and women to attain their own personal goals.
“I think it’s extremely important,” she added. “Half the reason why women and girls go on to achieve what they can is because they have someone to look up to, and see someone (who shows) they can achieve this.
“Some women and girls out there might think ‘I can’t do this’ or ‘I can’t achieve something’ but when they see someone older than them doing it, or someone that came from a similar background, it’s very important.”
Hall’s own role models include fellow AIG Women’s Open champion Dame Laura Davies, and a superstar of tennis who continues to inspire as she approaches her 40th birthday in September.
“Obviously I heard so much of Laura Davies growing up,” said Hall. “And when I played my first AIG Women’s Open at St Andrews in 2013, I got paired with her, so I was extremely nervous.
“I’ve gone on to be good friends with her, and she is such a lovely person and obviously a fantastic golfer.
“In another sport, I think Serena Williams stands out so much from everyone else. Her determination in coming back to sport after having a child, which is obviously a big thing for women, and then to carry on now is inspirational.
“She’s obviously at the later stages of her career, but to be 38, 39 and still able to compete is phenomenal.”
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