9-Year-Old Golfer Swinging for an Amazing Cause

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MCKINNEY, TX -- When it comes to her golf game, 9-year-old Avery Zweig is on par.

“I started playing golf when I was 5 competitively, and when I was 2, I picked up my first club,” Avery told NewsFix.

"Maybe a month or two after she started playing, the ball made a certain sound when she hit it with her driver,” her dad Ivan Zweig said. “I heard the sound and saw the contact. I was like, there's something there.”

In fact last year, Avery became the #1 player for her age in the world, and she’s gonna be playing one of the most well-known courses in the country.

“This Sunday, we are going to Augusta to play 'Drive, Chip and Putt.' I qualified, and I'm really excited,” Avery said.

For this 9-year-old, it’s not just about the perfect swing, but also giving back.

“I’m raising money for this two-year-old boy named Cason Crow. He was diagnosed with cancer,” she explained.

Cason is on the road to recovery, but his family needs help with medical expenses.  Avery wants to help out more folks in the future.

“I have a goal to raise $100,000 by the time I graduate from high school, so lets see if I can get there.”

Well played Avery, keep swinging for that green.