On the weekend of the 1st & 2nd December 2018 WGCNC & LNCDGA hosted its first combined Boys & Girls Golf Development as a trial in the Lower Coast Region.
Ten girls & Eight Boys booked in to attend the Tuncurry camp.
Mark Ingrey (JNJG Territory Manager), Daniel Newton (Professional Tuncurry) & Brandon Connor (Professional Coffs Harbour), conducted the coaching on the Saturday, together with the assistance of LNCDGA representative Howard Burrows and WGCNC representative Catherine Robinson.
The morning session consisted of stretching & warming up exercises on the range.
The juniors were split into 3 groups and moved around between the coaches.
Mark concentrated on chipping techniques, Daniel on putting drills & distance control & Brandon on Iron shots – grips, setup & alignment.
After lunch the juniors had an Etiquette & Rules session run by Howard Burrows with particular attention to the new rules coming in 2019.
The juniors then headed out onto the course to practice shot selection, etiquette and scoring in preparation for the tournament the next day.
On conclusion of the day’s activities, the juniors were treated to Pizza’s and presented with a small gift.
Sunday morning, we again gathered to participate in the Taree junior tournament.
Everyone enjoyed the tournament with plenty of support & prizes for all participants. During the 18-hole presentation the WGCNC District Champion was awarded for 2018: Gross Winner was Pyper Hollis (Kew) & Nett Winner was Madeleine Laws-Farrell (Port Macquarie).
Again, the camp would not run successfully without the commitment of WGCNC, JNJG & Coaches, for which the juniors and their parents are very grateful.
I would also like to thank Howard Burrows & Tuncurry Golf Club, for their assistance in organising this camp