Menasha girl prepares to compete in national golf competition in Augusta, GA

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Aliisa Helminen is not your typical nine-year-old.

“When I was younger, my dad strapped my car seat on the golf cart, and he would put me in it and drive me around the golf course,” she told Local Five.

Aliisa has been golfing since she was four-years-old.

She recently qualified for the Drive, Putt, and Chip Finals in Augusta, Georgia, where she will compete against 80 other young golfers.

Her father, Ryan Helminen, is a PGA Professional. He told Local Five that Aliisa’s accomplishment is a dream come true.

“To go there and experience that, that’s kind of the pinnacle of the game of golf. It’s such an exclusive club, you watch it every year on tv and it’s just a place that if you play golf, it’s a place you have to go, it’s on the bucket list, and to have your nine-year-old daughter take the family there is amazing,” he said.

For more information on the Drive, Putt, and Chip Finals, click here.

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