Playing golf since the age of nine, Jennifer Ha earned her LPGA card in 2017, and received a Power Up Bursary in 2018. This year, with the support of Power Up, she’s working harder than ever to hone her game and play the pro circuit.
“My goal is to work my way back up to the Symetra/LPGA Tour,” says Ha. “Being part of the Power Up Bursary has enabled me to play the best I possibly can, and it’s given me a chance to build some great relationships, too.”
The DCM Power Up Bursary is an annual award that provides talented female golfers with financial assistance; increased player visibility; training and skill development; sponsorship coaching; and marketing and PR training.
“Despite immense talent and a willingness to work hard, today’s female golfers often lack the support they need to turn pro,” says DCM CEO Greg Cochrane. “Through Power Up, they receive financial assistance and professional development that can kickstart their careers.” In addition to the bursary, DCM is also the lead sponsor of the DCM PGA Women’s Championship of Canada.
A native of Calgary, Ha won a golf scholarship to Kent State University in Ohio. While there, she demonstrated equal academic and athletic prowess, graduating on the dean’s list with a degree in Interpersonal Communication Studies, and recording five NCAA women’s golf tournament wins. She was also a Canadian National
Golf Team member in 2015 and played as an LPGA Rookie in 2017.
The 2019 season will see her take on the Symetra schedule, various state opens, and the DCM PGA Women’s Championship July 2–4 at the Ladies Golf Club of Toronto. And she’s more than ready: “Lately I’ve been working really hard with my coaches to not only get my body ready for the season, but make sure my head’s in the right place, too.”