It hasn't taken Lydia Ko long this week to discover that the layout at Victoria Golf Club offers very little room for error. Photo: Getty Images
Until you are reminded, it is so easy to forget that Lydia Ko still needs mum to drive her to the world's top women's golf tournaments, at which she is not just a regular contender but a main attraction.
At just 16, only a handful of women golfers can drive a golf ball better than the New Zealand sensation.
But get her behind the wheel of a car, or a golf cart for that matter, and Ko freely admits her hand-eye co-ordination is not what it is with a golf club.
''I want to drive but I don't think my mum will let me,'' said Ko, joking with the media ahead of the Australian Open, which starts on Thursday.
''I've kind of driven a golf cart before and that didn't go well. My dad said you should try it, so then I tried, but it was going downhill and it kind of gave me the creeps.
''I think I'll be a crazy driver.''
Since turning professional in October, and rocketing to No.4 in the world in less than five months, Ko is getting her head around the fact she soon might have plenty of money to buy a car.
Maybe a few new cars, and maybe even a new one for her mum. All she needs is her licence.
''I want to learn in the [United] States,'' said the US-based Ko. ''The [driver's] seat is on the other side to here and New Zealand, and I think the roads there are a little wider … so it gives me a little more room for mistakes.''
Thankfully, her driving off the tee is far more controlled, but it hasn't taken Ko long this week to discover that the layout at Victoria Golf Club offers very little room for error.
She will have to put the pedal to the metal this week if she is to upstage the likes of world No.2 Suzann Pettersen and No.3 Stacy Lewis, as well as local flag-bearer Karrie Webb.
''I played here a couple of years ago … but the course is definitely playing much different, especially in length,'' said Ko. ''This course, to me, I think you've got to drive it well to score well.''