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Scott's victory a win for the future of golf

Adam Scott reacts alongside caddie Steve Williams after Scott makes a birdie putt on the second sudden death playoff hole.

Adam Scott reacts alongside caddie Steve Williams after Scott makes a birdie putt on the second sudden death playoff hole. Photo: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Adam Scott's win in the US Masters on Monday morning will be a shot in the arm for golf at all levels, according to the Federal Golf Club's general manager.

Scott Elias said the future was bright for Australian golf, with three young Aussies finishing in the top five of the Augusta tournament.

"Adam Scott is only young, Jason Day is young, Marc Leishman is young – it is probably a start of big things to come," he said.

General manager of Federal Gold Club Scott Elias.

General manager of Federal Gold Club Scott Elias. Photo: Gary Schafer

"This is going to be the shot in the arm not only for junior golf but golf in general, but it could take some time to flow through."

Mr Elias said junior golf numbers in the Territory were "not too bad" compared to those in the states, with 48 junior members at the Federal, up about 10 members in the last year.

"We expect that to increase further in the next 12 to 24 months," he said.

Scott's win – the first time an Australian has taken home the green jacket – is his first major and follows his second placing in last year's British Open, where he blew a four-shot lead by bogeying the last four holes.

Mr Elias, general manager since 2007, said the win could take Australian golf back to the halcyon days of Greg Norman.

"It is no secret that when Greg Norman was at his peak, membership and interest was at its peak," he said.

"It [the win] can only be a good thing, and we have been waiting for this for a long time."

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