Report from Howard Burrows – LNC Junior Pennants Team Manager:
I am delighted to advise that the LNCDGA junior pennant team (Fletcher Murray KCC, Oli Payne PM, Pyper Hollis KCC/Taree, Danny Bisby Taree/Wingham, Madeleine Laws-Farrell PM & Quedesha Golledge KCC/Taree) are the 2018 JNJG NSW Junior Pennant CHAMPIONS.
On Monday morning at Newcastle Golf Club in head to head match play, LNC beat Kiama 4 matches to 2 with Fletcher, Danny, Madds & Quedesha winning. On a very hot & steamy Tuesday morning we played Toukley in the final. The matches were close for much of the morning but the LNC finally got the upper hand and came away as 5 matches to 1 winners. Our only loss was Oli, who was one down at the 18th after fighting back from 4 down at the half way mark.
All six of our players were simply magnificent and were well led by captain Fletcher in the #1 position. I firmly believe the team spirit and camaraderie among our six players had a big bearing on our win as they continued to encourage each other as the matches progressed regardless of whether they were up or down.
V Kiama – Fletcher W 2/1, Oli L 4/2, Pyper L 3/2, Danny W 2/1, Madds W 8/7, Quedesha W 3/1
V Toukley – Fletcher W 3/2, Oli L 1 down, Pyper W 2/1, Danny W 2/1, Mads W 5/4, Quedesha W 2 up
I want to personally congratulate all six players on outstanding golf they played which led to their wonderful win. In particularly I want to thank Oli Payne for playing in the #2 spot. Oli has not had the time for much practice or tournament golf during 2018 due to his studies but he put his hand up when we need him, played some great golf and added enormously to the team spirit.
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.
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
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.
concentrated on chipping techniques, Daniel on putting drills &
distance control & Brandon on Iron shots – grips, setup &
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.
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).
the camp would not run successfully without the commitment of WGCNC,
JNJG & Coaches, for which the juniors and their parents are very
I would also like to thank Howard Burrows & Tuncurry Golf Club, for their assistance in organising this camp
Last Sunday the annual District Championship was held in conjunction with the Taree Junior Open.
Our winners for 2018 were: Gross Winner – Pyper Hollis (Kew on R) – Gross 76 Nett Winner – Madeline Laws-Farrell (Port Macquarie on L) – Nett 66
The new rules for 2019 can be found at https://www.golf.org.au/newrules
- Flyers and posters – www.golf.org.au/newrules#flyers. The poster sets out all of the key information a golfer needs to know to be ready when the new Rules take effect on 1 January 2019.
- 1-minute videos – www.golf.org.au/newrules#videos. These bite-sized videos are very well produced and an excellent resource.