After hanging up her tennis racket, Ash Barty has picked up her golf clubs and gone on to win her first competition at a local golf tournament in Brisbane.
The 25-year-old made the shocking announcement that she would be retiring from professional tennis after claiming her third grand slam title at the Australian Open earlier this year.
After sharing that it was time for her to pursue her other dreams, rumours have circulated about whether she would be returning to tennis or cricket, and her latest victory has confirmed which direction she’s heading in.
— Golf Australia ⛳️ (@GolfAust) April 3, 2022
Barty won the ladies competition at the Brookwater Golf and Country Club in the outskirts of Brisbane on Saturday, finishing ahead of four other competitors.
Her victory secured her a $30 prize, an amount that pales in comparison to the total $31,920,112 she won during her tennis career.
But it isn’t the first time she’s seen golfing success either, having stunned American golfing icon Tiger Woods at an exhibition event in 2020, the same year she won the Brookwater club’s women’s championship.
Golfing has also been a huge part of her love life, after she met her now-fiance Garry Kissick at the Brookwater Golf and Country Club in 2016.
This article first appeared on OverSixty.