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.
Two of our Central North Coast girls have last week participated in a Teams Event in Canada representing Australia.
Amelia was selected into the team with Emma De Groot as the team captain.
Please find attached a couple of pics from the event and Amelia’s comments below:
“Thank you Golf Australia for the opportunity to wear the green and gold!! Awesome week with some awesome ladies!
Cheers to Emma de Groot for the coaching tips this week and to Golf Canada for hosting a fantastic event! Victoria BC is a beautiful part of the world!
Congrats to the kiwis on making history! Lastly, thank you to everyone that has supported me and followed along!
School Sport Australia Golf Championships Perth
As you may recall Pyper Hollis (Kew) after 160 holes played in 6 days, with cold, wet and horrible conditions at Yamba Golf Club was honoured to represent her state in the NSW State Golf Team to travel to Mandurah, Perth WA. Pyper was hoping to win gold again after proudly representing the Western Australia State Golf Team this time last year in the same event!
Pyper travelled to WA for the tournament on the 25-30 August 19.
Pyper’s comments on the event:
“Amazing weather for 3 days and 2 terrible conditions of rain and wind to accompany. Pleased to say team NSW is coming home winners again for 2019.
With walking over 70kms, waking up at 4:30am every day, practicing in pitch black, we think it’s about this week ended on a high!”
Match play results were close once again, with everyone having some wins and losses. Pretty proud winning 4/5 of her own matches against the other Australian teams that competed.
Taking home bronze for scratch play and was feeling pretty proud of her efforts, in good and bad conditions.
Thank you for the support.