The District Final of the 2019 NSW Women’s Medal Competition was played at Wauchope Country Club on Monday in near perfect conditions. The course was a little heavy due to an overnight downpour.
The Winners were:
Division 1 Cecilee Tapp Harrington/Waters 93/74
Division 2 Karen Jeffery Port Macquarie 100/73
Division 3 Betty Kitchin Bulahdelah 122/85
Congratulations to all the Winners who will play in the State Final at Stonecutters Ridge on 11th December next. Many thanks to Wauchope Ladies Golf Club for hosting this event and providing welcome
morning tea and coffee on arrival. Also thanks Jo Horton for arranging the Leader board to display the results.
A huge field of more than 375 junior golfers headed to the NSW Hunter Valley for the 2019 Jack Newton International Junior Classic, beginning on Tuesday 1st October at Cypress Lakes Golf and Country Club and Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley. The tournament once again play host to golfers from all over Australia and all around the world, maintaining its place on golfing calendars as the biggest junior golf tournament in the country.
A capacity field of 208 players competed at Cypress Lakes Golf and Country Club in the 15-17 Years Division, with the tournament growing in quality year after year. All 208 players registered for the event this year are on single figure handicaps, with 2-time NSW Junior Champion Hyejun Park (Queensland) the low marker in the field at +5.
In a new addition to the tournament at Cypress Lakes, hole-by-hole drone flyovers gave players, parents and spectators a different view of the course.
Just minutes down the road, almost 170 players in the 14 Years and Under Sub-Junior Division played the testing Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley Resort layout for the very first time. After a successful relationship with Jack Newton Junior Golf and host of the Jack Newton Celebrity Classic for a number of years, Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley hosted the Sub-Junior tournament, welcoming kids and parents to the fantastic family friendly resort.
The International, brainchild of Australian golfing stalwart and JNJG founder Jack Newton, was first held in 1986 and provides a competitive environment for the most promising talent from right around the globe.
Teams once again flew in from far and wide with players from Canada, Hawaii, Japan, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Samoa, South Africa and South Korea looking to take the trophy back home with them. Every state and territory in Australia was also represented, with players making the trip from all corners of the country to compete in the 72-hole 4-day tournament.
In total, 40 Internationals and 102 Interstate competitors joined the 230+ local NSW and A.C.T juniors in the field, with more Girls taking part than ever before. 60 Girls teeing off at Cypress Lakes in the 15-17 Years Division, whilst a massive 50 Girls competed at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, significantly up on junior girl numbers from previous years.
The tournament is a permanent fixture on the junior golfing calendar, holding both Australia Junior Order of Merit and World Amateur Golf Ranking Status, and is proudly supported by major sponsor, Callaway Golf South Pacific.
“The Jack Newton International Junior Classic is an important stepping stone for many of Australia’s young golfers,” said tournament host and founder, Jack Newton. “This event has been pivotal in founding the careers of Australia’s well-known international golfing stars providing them with a platform to make a successful transition into the senior ranks,” finished Newton.
Aaron Baddeley won the Jack Newton International in 1998, just two months prior to securing his first Australian Open victory as an amateur. Baddeley is a winner on the PGA tour and an enthusiastic supporter of junior golf around the world. Other international professionals that claimed the Jack Newton International Junior Classic in their junior days are current PGA / European Tour Players Steven Bowditch, Andrew Dodt, Brett Drewitt, and Ryan Ruffels (2-time Sub Junior Champion).
Current LPGA Tour stars Minjee Lee, Su-Hyun Oh and Thidipa Suwannapura were all recent champions in the event whilst Ladies European Tour Champions Nikki Garrett and Rebecca Artis and multiple Japanese Tour winners Brendan Jones and Nikki Campbell also tasted success at the Jack Newton International Junior Classic.
Three of our local girls participated in this wonderful event, with excellent results as follows:
JNJG International Sub Junior Classic:
Ella Scaysbrook (Port Macquarie) – Tied 3rd Overall in the Girls Championships and Placed 1st in the 13 Years Gross & Nett Division by an impressive 15 Strokes.
Ella had Rounds of: 72, 73, 72 & 77 for a Total of 294
JNJG International Junior Classic:
Pyper Hollis (Kew) – Tied 42nd Overall in the Girls Championship and Placed 18th in the 17 Years Girls Gross & Tied 6th in the Nett Division.
Pyper had Rounds of: 80, 82, 81 & 84 for a Total of 327
Quedesha Golledge (Kew) – Tied 42nd Overall in the Girls Championship and Placed 14th in the 15 Years Girls Gross & 1st in the Nett Division by an impressive 9 Strokes.
Quedesha had Rounds of: 80, 80, 81 & 86 for a Total of 327
Well done girls!
Today Apo spent time with us on shot shaping. These shots can be very useful during a round of golf. He concentrated on the low trajectory, the draw and the fade, and later that day during the ambrose event we all gave shot shaping a go, with some success. Practice, practice.
Day 2, Daniel gave us some great bunker shots techniques, and there was plenty of time for all of us to have a good practice. For the all important putting, Daniel had set up 8 different drills on the green, to help with getting the ball in the hole sooner.
It was a great two days, thank you to Daniel, Apo, Ailsa and Lyn for their time and commitment. Bravo..
Thank you to all the easy-going, happy participants from Buladelah, Gloucester, Wauchope, Tallwoods, South West Rocks, Forster Tuncurry, and we would appreciate feedback from you on the 2 days.
Now it is up to the participants to get out there and practice what they have been taught. Don’t forget to go see your Pro regularly to “tweak” your swing and get some drills. Look forward to hearing about handicaps falling.
Day 1 was great, Daniel Newton went through full shots, with all irons, and Apo spent time getting us to be more accurate with our chipping, using 3 different clubs. The results were wonderful, once the address of the ball and hand positions were “tweaked”, many of the girls ended up “loving” a club they usually “dislike”, and there were many sounds of delight as the hole gobbled up balls.
Thank you Daniel and Apo, looking forward to Day 2 drills and the 9-hole Ambrose.
Off to early dinner at Spice Monkey, Forster, and a reasonably early night!!
Thanks Ailsa and Lyn from CNC Committee, and our cooks for Lunch today, it is appreciated
On the range
Keep these dates in mind for the 2020 year of WGCNC Events.
Seniors Tournament 47th at Woolgoolga on 4th & 5th May 2020
Annual Tournament 80th at Taree on 3rd 4th & 5th August 2020
CNC Medal 2nd at Port Macquarie on 13th July 2020
Golf Medal GNSW at Kempsey on 12th October 2020
Nearly 100 Junior School Golfers from across NSW headed to Forster Tuncurry on the 6-7 May 2019 for the 2019 JNJG Year 7/8/9 Newton Shield.
The golfers swapped books and pencils for clubs and balls on Monday and converge on the Mid North Coast for the tournament, with selection in the NSW Under 15 team up for grabs.
The leading two boys and girls, in both Scratch and Nett Divisions to be selected by JNJG to participate in the Australian Under 15 School Event, played in conjunction with the Australian Open, later in the year.
The tournament was played over two courses, with the long Tuncurry course hosting the opening round before players moved to the short and tight Forster layout for day two.
Ella Scaysbrook (Port Macquarie) – Rounds of 86 & 74 for a Total: 160. Placed 2nd Overall, 1st Year 8 Girls Scratch & Tied 2nd Year 8 Girls Nett
Vanna Limeburner (Kew) – Rounds of 86 & 76 for a Total: 162. Placed 3rd Overall, 2nd Year 8 Girls Scratch & & Tied 2nd Year 8 Girls Nett
Quedesha Golledge (Taree/Kew) – Rounds of 86 & 82 for a Total: 168. Placed 5th Overall, 2nd Year 9 Girls Scratch & Nett
Annie Knox (Frederickton) – Rounds of 128 & 111 for a Total: 239. Placed 14th Overall, 3rd Year 9 Girls Scratch & Nett
Ella & Vanna were selected in the NSW Under 15’s Schools Team to contest in the Australia Under 15’s in December. Well done girls.
North Coast Junior Masters
The opening round of the North Coast Junior Masters was placed at Kew Country Club on the18 & 19 May 2019 in perfect conditions on the Lower North Coast.
For the first time in tournament history, more than 100 juniors took part in the 5th JNJG Junior Masters event of the year.
There is something in the water on the Lower North Coast that the girl golfers seem to be drinking, with the local contingent stronger than ever in 2019.
Pyper Hollis (Kew) was looking to win her local Junior Masters event with one final attempt before turning 18, whilst fellow Kew CC members Vanna Limeburner and Quedesha Golledge were hoping local knowledge would help them win
their own age divisions. Port Macquarie pair Madeleine Laws Farrell and Ella Scaysbrook also made the short drive down to Kew, looking to keep the majority of the Girls trophies in the Lower North Coast District.
Pyper Hollis (Kew) – Rounds of 77 & 83 for a Total 160. Placed 7th Overall, 4th Girls 16 Years & Over Scratch & Nett
Ella Scaysbrook (Port Macquarie) – Rounds of 81 & 80 for a Total 161. Tied 8th Overall, 2nd Girls 12 & 13 Years Scratch & 3rd Girls 12 & 13 Years Nett
Quedesha Golledge (Taree/Kew) – Rounds of 86 & 81 for a Total 167. Tied 12th Overall, Placed 4th Girls 14 & 15 Years Scratch & 5th Girls 14 & 15 Years Nett
Vanna Limeburner (Kew) – Rounds 83 & 86 for a Total 169. Placed 16th Overall, 6th Girls 12 & 13 Years Scratch, 6th Girls 12 & 13 Years Nett
Madeleine Laws-Farrell (Port Macquarie) – Rounds 91 & 89 for a Total 180. Tied 21st Overall, Tied 10th Girls 14 & 15 Years Scratch, & 7th Girls 14 & 15 Years Nett
Maddison Butterfield (Kempsey) – Rounds 96 & 84 for a Total 182. Placed 24th Overall, Placed 6th Girls 16 Years & Over Scratch & Nett
Keona Sykes (Coffs Harbour) – Rounds 110 & 118 for a Total 228. Placed 27th Overall, Placed 13th Girls 14 & 15 Years Scratch & Nett