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Ash Barty’s Next Career Move Revealed, Star Set To Headline Golf Event

National treasure Ash Barty, recently announced her retirement from professional tennis but has confirmed her next sporting move.

It has been confirmed that Barty will headline a golf exhibition event alongside some of the world sport’s most prominent names in New Jersey in June.

The Queenslander has taken a stake in the Icons Series concept, which she hopes to bring early next year to her home country.

Both NSW and Victorian governments are discussing with global sports executives to decide which state it could be played in.

“She’s absolutely terrific,” Icons Series chief executive Thomas Brookes told the Herald and The Age.

It is the firmest indication Barty will devote more of her post-tennis time to golf with fiancé Garry Kissick a PGA trainee professional.

Brookes shared that Barty had stunned Ian Poulter, a future golf captain, back in September. 

Brookes stated that “she hit this ball, I don’t know how far. And he turned around and said, ‘you’re having me on. Let’s just take it a bit deeper. Can you do me a high fade?’ And she did a high fade. Then he said, ‘can you do me a low draw?’ And she did a low draw.” 

Barty said she was keen to bring the Icons concept to Australia.

“I’m excited to be part of the Icons Series and I hope through my participation in the series that we can encourage more women and girls to participate in golf around the world,” she said.

“It’s such a unique opportunity to have fun, test yourself and compete against the world’s greatest athletes in a sport that we are all so passionate about. I can’t wait to experience Liberty National and learn from our iconic captain Ernie Els. I hope all the Aussie fans in New York and New Jersey come out to cheer us on.”