Sixteen-year-old Vanna Limeburner had her first taste on the golf course as a year six student at North Haven Public School.
Now she has the lowest-ever handicap (+1) of any female golfer in the history of the Kew Country Club.
The best piece of advice any teenager can receive is the knowledge that the only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
With a full-time career in the sport something she has aspirations of achieving, the 2019 Seaside Classic winner knows there is plenty of improvement needed.
"It's something I want to pursue definitely but I know I need to put in more effort because I don't practice as much as I should," she said.
"If I did practice more who knows where I could be."
Despite playing at a consistently high level, the teenager doesn't possess the luxury of having a full-time coach and instead has been forced to teach herself.
"I've never really been coached; I went to the North Coast Academy two years ago and after that I practiced by myself," she said.
"I've had a little bit of coaching by (Kew Country Club pro) Luke Garel, but not much."
She admits former Kew members Pyper Hollis and reigning women's champion Quedesha Golledge had provided the inspiration and motivation to chase her golf dream.
They set the bar.
"When Pyper and Quedesha were here they worked so hard and were all committed and here I am just trying my best to do what I can," she said.
"Now I'm settled, got a boyfriend and not going out as much. I'm more committed to playing golf."
Limeburner will head to Byron Bay next month to compete at the NSW State Age Junior Golf Championships in arguably the biggest tournament of her fledgling career.
"I'm starting to get into it more so now I'm more focused," she said.
"I'm getting more interested and committed to playing so that's what's made me get to where I am now and I've got to keep going with that work."
While none of her family play golf, the teenager said going out onto the course was a good way to calm herself and continue to develop.
"It makes you feel good about yourself and there's always going to be good and bad days so you've got to work with what you get and try and improve on what you already do," she said.
"It all started from school sport as a kid in year six."
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