Naveed's money-can't-buy advice

Put yourself in Hira Naveed's shoes for a minute.

The 17-year-old schoolgirl, having qualified for the West Australian Open this week, knows next to nobody in the field.

And then five-time European Tour winner Brett Rumford not only bothers to make conversation with the WA state team representative, but also to take her out on to Royal Fremantle to share a practice round.

And if you ever wanted to know about the bonds golf creates, or whether some of the game's best-known players want to give back to the next generation, click on the link below. 

It's a fantastic tale from Bridget Lacy of the West Australian about the impact Rumford instantly had on his fellow Perth golfer before the state championship begins today.

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