Last month Barty made headlines again for a notable sporting achievement, always winning on grass, this time on a golf course in her home tournament in Brookwater, Queensland, and taking home a hefty check. A few days ago the news came that she will participate in a team tournament that will be played in the United States this summer, together with other sports stars such as the captain of the English football team Harry Kane, the Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola , boxer Canelo Alvarez.
After announcing a series of children's books, Barty is busier than ever.
Tiger Woods and Ashleigh Barty
Ash Barty a few weeks ago surprised the whole sporting world by announcing her retirement from tennis, despite the fact that she is the reigning champion of Wimbledon and the Australian Open.
So at just 25 years old, the now former number 1 in the world of women's tennis, could you try your hand at professional golf? Barty in February 2021 told the Australian Golf Digest that she is a fanatic of the sport and she is quite good too.
On one occasion she had even impressed Tiger Woods too. At the 2019 Presidents Cup held in Australia, in her homeland, Barty was invited to open the event and after a few swings, Tiger Woods really liked what she saw. "Are we joking? she has a beautiful swing!
" After Covid-19 stopped tennis tournaments, along with almost everything else, a few months later Barty used her time to regain confidence in golf. She drastically lowered her handicap from 10 to 4 and won the annual women's championship at Brookwater Golf & Country club.
However, her love of golf goes back a long time. "My father Robert was a very good golfer," Barty told the Australian Golf Digest. "As an amateur he represented Australia so much that he thought of going to college to start a path that would lead him to become a professional, but in the end he couldn't."
“He then decided to quit golf and stay home and never touched a club for 20 years, while I played in the garden with whatever old club I could find. Then, as soon as I stopped playing tennis for a while, I had the opportunity to play a little more golf and, involving my father, we started playing together ...
I think that was the moment when I fell in love with golf for good. Golf has always been a sport that comes very naturally to me, I mean, my mother was also a very good golfer and her whole family liked to play golf ... in fact, come to think of it, if there is a sport that is in the genes of the Bartys is probably golf, even more than tennis!"