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
Recipient – Ella Scaysbrook from Club: Port Macquarie
The support from the De Groot family has been incredibly generous over a number of years and is continuing with their Scholarship for 2019.
Rob & Gail De Groot from Coffs Harbour feel it’s their pleasure to play a small part in promoting & progressing the junior girls in our area and give them something to strive for.
The scholarship is awarded to a junior girl in the WGCNC district (Woolgoolga to Bulahdelah) to support them financially to develop their game of golf.
The De Groot’s have had their own daughter Emma progress from a junior in the CNC district to being a professional on the LPGA tour. They understand the commitment required from parents to support their child to develop their game of golf and this is their way of giving back to the sport and the CNC district.
This year the Scholarship was awarded to Ella Scaysbrook from Port Macquarie Golf Club.
Ella (Age 13) started playing golf with the Port Junior’s, following in the footsteps of her Dad who is a keen golfer.
Today she is a regular participant in golf both at her club (Port Macquarie), all WGCNC Camps and JNJG events.
Some of her highlights in her budding golf career have been:
· Current Handicap: 4.5
· I first met Ella at a junior tournament in Port Macquarie when we had our Kew Camp in 2015, she has been playing for a little while with the Port Junior’s but was very keen on Physical Culture which was her main sport at the time. Since that initial contact, she has attended all our WGCNC camps and has now decided golf will be her main sport.
· Obtain her 18-hole handicap in January 2017 at 35.
· Ella played her first 18-hole event with the WGCNC Ladies Committee Day in Wauchope March 2017.
· August 2017 Ella played in her first JNJG event – Sub Junior International in Cessnock. Ella was the Girls 12 Years & Under Nett Winner.
· July 2018 Ella won her first JNJG State Age Championship Title – Aged 12.
· 2018 also saw Ella play in the Schools events for the first time. After winning the NSWCCC Under 15 Championships she was selected into the NSWCCC Golf Team.
· This has continued into 2019 with Ella winning the Year 8 Girls Scratch in the Years 7/8/9 Jack Newton Shield & placed 2nd Overall in May.
· As a result, Ella was selected into the NSW Under 15’s Schools Team to contest in the Australian Under 15’s later this year.
· Ella has also been selected into the Hunter Academy Programme which has seen her improve all areas of her golf for the last two years.
· Recently was the youngest junior to win the Port Macquarie Ladies Championship.
· Ella is a hardworking young lady keen to improve her golf skills at every opportunity.
· She is keen to pursue a golfing career & a wonderful ambassador for junior girl’s golf.