It is with regret we are cancelling the Annual Tournament that was to be held at Taree in August. We look forward to holding a tournament in the future at Taree.
The WGCNC is also transferring the CNC Medal that was to be held in July at Port to 21st September 2020, replacing the new addition to our calendar the CNC 4BBB. We plan to re-evaluate both these events on 1st August and hopefully we can find an alternate date to hold the CNC 4BBB. As these are one day events it is easier to follow the restriction guidelines.
The Junior Raffle will be drawn at the first CNC event that is to be held. Those Clubs that still have outstanding tickets could you sell them please in the next two months and return to the CNC Treasurer.
We understand that social distancing has proven to be a hurdle, but we can all enjoy our golf and await for restrictions to be lifted.
The decision has has been made to cancel this event, which was due to be held in May. We are sorry to have to do this but under the current circumstances, it was the only choice.
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.