Belmont GC and Charlestown GC hosted the 2019 NSW Junior Championships and JNJG State Age Titles last week with the four round tournament starting on Tuesday 9th July.
Almost 250 of the best players from around the country took part in second JNJG Major of the Year, with the winning boy and girl earning an exemption into the NSW Open, part of the Australian PGA Tour Summer of Golf later in the year.
One of the highest ranking junior events in the country, the NSW Junior Championships once again saw a strong field taking part with players from all over Australia flying in to compete. 67 Interstate and Overseas competitors, by far the biggest number in NSW Junior Championship history, took part in the event this year whilst the NSW & A.C.T juniors also competed for the JNJG State Age Championships, NSW Club Junior Champion of Champions, NSW Country Junior Championships and the Inter-District Teams Championships.
The Inter-District Championships was played over the first 36 holes of the NSW Junior Championships. District teams were made up of four players, with a minimum of one junior girl in each team.
The team score was calculated from the best three of four scratch scores in each round.
Three of our local girls were in the Lower North Coast & Mid North Coast Teams. The Team Event Results were:
1. Ev. Newcastle – K Toole (+12), H Cleare (+2), H Ellison (Ev), J Robards (-2)
2. +4. Hunter River – J Vesper (+14), H Atkinson (+9), J Fuller (Ev), C Lamb (-5)
3. +14. Illawarra – S Bosevski (+12), A Brown (+10), E Harvey (+4), B Wills (Ev)
4. +15. Central Coast – A Boyd (+6), S Binder (+8), D Pedzikiewicz (+6), K Phillips (+3)
5. +18. A.C.T Monaro – I Hawes (+6), L Chamberlain (+6), A Maxwell (+9), M Nguyen (+6)
6. +18. Northern Rivers – H Fuller (+13), H Remfrey (+2), I Outridge (+3)
7. +22. Far South Coast – J Halls (-3), B Halls (+11), H Peterson (+14)
8. +26. Lower North Coast – Q Golledge (+12), E Scaysbrook (+13), W Knight (+14), F Murray (Ev)
9. +32. Central West – B Davis (+13), C Jackson (+5), C McMillan (+14)
10. +39. Mid North Coast – M Butterfield (+19), B Flanagan (+13), H McMillan (+7)
The Girls Results for the overall event were as follows:
Ella Scaysbrook (Port Macquarie) – Rounds of: 82,77,83,81 for Total: 323.
Tied 39 Overall, 8th NSW Girls Country Junior, Tied 2nd Girls 13 Years Gross & 3rd in Nett
Quedesha Golledge (Kew) – Rounds of: 85,89,91,92 for Total: 357
Placed 44th Overall, Tied 12th NSW Girls Country Junior, Placed 8th Girls 15 Years Gross & 5th in Nett
Maddison Butterfield (Kempsey) – Rounds of: 92,92,101,92 for Total: 377
Placed 51st Overall, 14th NSW Girls Country Junior, 5th Girls 16 Years Gross & Nett
Well Done Girls.
On the weekend of the 27th & 28th July 2019 WGCNC hosted our first golf camp for 2019, for junior girls in the region to develop their game of golf.
Six girls booked in to attend the Port Macquarie camp. Unfortunately, the small group of girls from North Sydney that were coming to join us withdrew the weekend before. Even though the numbers were low I decided to still proceed with the camp.
James Single (Professional Port Macquarie) conducted the coaching on the Saturday.The morning session consisted of stretching & warming up exercises on the range and some games-based activities.
James then moved around the girls assisting with their individual requirements while he working through the clubs from chipping to drivers. James included lots of chipping drills which were very successful.
After lunch the girls headed back to the putting & bunker areas where they had tuition on technique.
James then took the girls out onto the course to practice shot selection, etiquette and scoring in preparation for the tournament the next day.
Our night activity was organised at Port’s Wave Bowling Centre. The girls appeared to really enjoy the evening and interacted well together.
Sunday morning, we again gathered to participate in their junior tournament.
Everyone enjoyed the tournament with plenty of support & prizes for all participants. During the 18-hole presentation I also presented Ella Scaysbrook (Port Macquarie) with the 2019 Emma De Groot Scholarship which she was thrilled to receive.
The camps would not run successfully without the commitment of WGCNC, JNJG & Coaches, for which the girls and their parents are very grateful.
I would also like to thank Port Macquarie Golf Club, especially Chris Farrell for his assistance in organising this camp & tournament.
Preliminary works have been undertaken for our next camp a little later in the year hopefully at Harrington Waters.
Thank you to all the ladies who participated in our yearly Tournament. Congratulations to the Winners. Well done to Jane Horne from Wauchope who set a new course record with 78 on the Wednesday.
Overall Results 2019 Overall Result
Foursome Results 2019 Foursomes Results
Tuesday Daily Results 2019 Result Sheet Tuesday 6th August
Wednesday Daily Results 2019 Result Sheet Wednesday 7th August
To all Lady Golfers in WGCNC District,
A DATE FOR YOUR GOLFING DIARY
Saturday September 21st and Sunday 22nd 2019
WGCNC Ladies Coaching Camp, Tuncurry Golf Course
Limited spaces available (minimum20 maximum 24)
Above photo, Verelle with VANNA LIMEBURNER from Kew who had the best gross Best Gross score of the day. Attached is the Result Sheet for the CNC Medal event played Monday 15 July 2019, in windy and cold conditions at South West Rocks. The scores indicate the conditions, although some players managed to overcome the same.
Hope all enjoyed this inaugural event and next year it will be held at Port Macquarie on 13th July, 2020 when we hope to attract even more players.
Many thanks to the Ladies Committee at South West Rocks for their help and for the morning tea served in very cold conditions.
Division 1 Janelle Ervin from Forster Tuncurry
Division 2 Gaylene Pettit from South West Rocks
Division 3 Vivian Orridge from South West Rocks
Our Pennant competition for 2019 came to a conclusion today at Port Macquarie when South West Rocks played Wauchope Waratahs. The weather God blessed us with fine weather.
Congratulations to Wauchope Waratahs who were the winners 4/1 but the final result did not indicate the closeness of the matches.
It was good to see so many smiling faces at the 1st tee prior to hit off and also at the conclusion of the matches which were played in the true spirit of the game.
Anne Marie Campbell played Sandra Morrison and finally won at the 20th so a great match.
Jo Horton lost to Leonie Lipman on the 18th hole.
Mary-Ellen Harrison played Sue Woods and won at the 19th so another great match.
Narelle Quinn played Chris Willox and won 2/1
Sue Thompson played Marian Wedlock and won 2 up at the 18th.
Many thanks to Port Macquarie Golf Club for hosting the event and I believe the course was in great condition.
Also many thanks to Port Macquarie Ladies who provided morning tea and a celebration cake.
Thanks to all competitors for making this event so successful.
We have had a good response to our CNC Medal at SWR next week with 96 competitors and will be having a shotgun start at 9am. The draw will be forwarded tomorrow.
We are now closing the Annual Tournament at Sawtell, a few days early due to the wonderful response which is very encouraging.