Report from Howard Burrows – LNC Junior Pennants Team Manager:
I am delighted to advise that the LNCDGA junior pennant team (Fletcher Murray KCC, Oli Payne PM, Pyper Hollis KCC/Taree, Danny Bisby Taree/Wingham, Madeleine Laws-Farrell PM & Quedesha Golledge KCC/Taree) are the 2018 JNJG NSW Junior Pennant CHAMPIONS.
On Monday morning at Newcastle Golf Club in head to head match play, LNC beat Kiama 4 matches to 2 with Fletcher, Danny, Madds & Quedesha winning. On a very hot & steamy Tuesday morning we played Toukley in the final. The matches were close for much of the morning but the LNC finally got the upper hand and came away as 5 matches to 1 winners. Our only loss was Oli, who was one down at the 18th after fighting back from 4 down at the half way mark.
All six of our players were simply magnificent and were well led by captain Fletcher in the #1 position. I firmly believe the team spirit and camaraderie among our six players had a big bearing on our win as they continued to encourage each other as the matches progressed regardless of whether they were up or down.
V Kiama – Fletcher W 2/1, Oli L 4/2, Pyper L 3/2, Danny W 2/1, Madds W 8/7, Quedesha W 3/1
V Toukley – Fletcher W 3/2, Oli L 1 down, Pyper W 2/1, Danny W 2/1, Mads W 5/4, Quedesha W 2 up
I want to personally congratulate all six players on outstanding golf they played which led to their wonderful win. In particularly I want to thank Oli Payne for playing in the #2 spot. Oli has not had the time for much practice or tournament golf during 2018 due to his studies but he put his hand up when we need him, played some great golf and added enormously to the team spirit.
On the weekend of the 1st & 2nd December 2018 WGCNC & LNCDGA
hosted its first combined Boys & Girls Golf Development as a trial
in the Lower Coast Region.
Ten girls & Eight Boys booked in to attend the Tuncurry camp.
Ingrey (JNJG Territory Manager), Daniel Newton (Professional Tuncurry)
& Brandon Connor (Professional Coffs Harbour), conducted the
coaching on the Saturday, together with the assistance of LNCDGA
representative Howard Burrows and WGCNC representative Catherine
The morning session consisted of stretching & warming up exercises on the range.
The juniors were split into 3 groups and moved around between the coaches.
concentrated on chipping techniques, Daniel on putting drills &
distance control & Brandon on Iron shots – grips, setup &
After lunch the juniors had an Etiquette & Rules
session run by Howard Burrows with particular attention to the new rules
coming in 2019.
The juniors then headed out onto the course to
practice shot selection, etiquette and scoring in preparation for the
tournament the next day.
On conclusion of the day’s activities, the juniors were treated to Pizza’s and presented with a small gift.
Sunday morning, we again gathered to participate in the Taree junior tournament.
enjoyed the tournament with plenty of support & prizes for all
participants. During the 18-hole presentation the WGCNC District
Champion was awarded for 2018: Gross Winner was Pyper Hollis (Kew) &
Nett Winner was Madeleine Laws-Farrell (Port Macquarie).
the camp would not run successfully without the commitment of WGCNC,
JNJG & Coaches, for which the juniors and their parents are very
I would also like to thank Howard Burrows & Tuncurry Golf Club, for their assistance in organising this camp
Last Sunday the annual District Championship was held in conjunction with the Taree Junior Open.
Our winners for 2018 were: Gross Winner – Pyper Hollis (Kew on R) – Gross 76 Nett Winner – Madeline Laws-Farrell (Port Macquarie on L) – Nett 66
JNJG International Junior Classic
For the second straight year, a record field headed to the NSW Hunter Valley for the Jack Newton International Junior Classic, beginning on Tuesday 2nd October at Cypress Lakes Golf and Country Club and Cessnock Golf Club.
Almost 400 players travelled from around the world to take part in the event, with some of New South Wales’ finest tested by the World’s best.
More than 210 players competed at Cypress Lakes Golf and Country Club in the 15-17 Years Division, whilst a capacity field of 180 players took part at Cessnock in the 14 Years and Under Sub-Junior Division. 56 of those players at Cessnock competed in the brand new 11 Years and Under Division, a division created at the tournament for the very first time due to the ever-increasing popularity of kids in those younger age divisions.
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, 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.
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.
Four of our local junior girls qualified to participate in this prestigious event – Ella Scaysbrook & Madelaine Laws-Farrell from Port Macquarie, and Pyper Hollis & Quedesha Golledge from Kew.
All girls played well in their respective age groups, with Ella the most successful of the four girls placing 2nd in the Girls 12 Years.
The girls results were as follows:
Ella Scaysbrook – Girls 12 Years
Rounds of: 87/90/82/88 – Total: 347
Placed: 2nd in Gross, 4th in Nett & Tied 16th Overall
Quedesha Golledge – Girls 14 Years
Rounds of: 87/91/84/94 – Total: 356
Placed: 9th in Gross & Nett, Placed 20th Overall
Madeline Laws-Farrell – Girls 15 Years
Rounds of: 92/99/100/87/94 – Total: 380
Placed: 30th in Gross, 13th in Nett & 57th Overall
Pyper Hollis – Girls 16 Years
Rounds: 84/82/78/88 – Total: 332
Placed: Placed: 21st in Gross, 9th in Nett & 41st Overall
WGCNC Junior Co-ordinator
20 Moseley Drive
Boambee East NSW 2452
Ph: 02 6658 3512 Mobile: 0418 406444