A capacity field of 128 junior golfers travelled to the Northern Rivers of NSW on the 14 & 15 April to compete in the 2019 Ballina Junior Masters. For the fifth time, the Ballina Golf Club hosted the tournament with many of Australia’s top golfers competing in the tournament after also competing in the Australian Boys and Girls Championships, on the Gold Coast. It was fantastic to see seven of our girls participate in this event, with all achieving excellent results.
The girls results were as follows:
Girls 16 & Over:
Pyper Hollis (Kew) – Rounds of 77 & 77 for a total 154. Won Nett & Placed 3rd in Gross & 3rd in the Overall Girls Championship
Maddison Butterfield – Rounds of 89 & 92 for a total 181. Placed 9th in Gross & Nett, Placed 28th in the Overall Girls Championship
Girls 14 & 15 Years:
Quedesha Golledge (Kew) – Rounds of 83 & 89 for a total 172. Tied 6th in Gross & 8th in Nett, Tied 22nd in the Overall Girls Championship
Madeleine Laws-Farrell (Port Macquarie) – Rounds of 87 & 85 for a total 172. Tied 6th in Gross & Tied 2nd in Nett, Tied 22nd in the Overall Girls Championship
Keona Sykes (Coffs Harbour) – Rounds of 106 & 110 for a total 216. Placed 10th in Gross & Nett, Placed 31st in the Overall Girls Championship
Madeleine Laws Farrell
Girls 12 & 13 Years:
Vanna Limeburner (Kew) – Rounds of 83 & 79 for a total 162. Placed 4th in Gross & 2nd in Nett, Placed 13th in the Overall Girls Championship
Ella Scaysbrook (Port Macquarie) – Rounds of 86 & 83 for a total 169. Placed 6th in Gross & Nett, Placed 18th in the Overall Girls Championship
The biggest Junior Masters field in recent history made Bathurst a popular place last weekend as a capacity field of 224 junior golfers from across the state took part in the 2019 Peter O’Malley Junior Masters at the Bathurst Golf Club. Tournament Host Peter O’Malley was in town over the weekend to watch the talented juniors play on the golf course he grew up learning on himself and with some rain falling in Western NSW over the past week, the golf course was in fantastic condition.
Three of our junior made the journey west to compete.
Their results were as follows:
Ella Scaysbrook (Port Macquarie) – Rounds of 80 & 81 for a Total: 161 – Placed 15th Overall, 5th Girls 12 & 13 Years Gross & Tied 6th in Nett.
Ella’s round included an impressive 19 Pars & 9 Birdies.
Quedesha Golledge (Kew) – Rounds of 83 & 45 for a Total: 128 – Placed Tied 18th Overall, Tied 5th Girls 14 & 15 Years Gross & Tied 8th in Nett.
Quedesha’s round included 8 Pars & 3 Birdies.
Madeleine Laws-Farrell (Port Macquarie) – Rounds of 92 & 41 for a Total: 133 – Placed 22nd Overall, 9th Girls 14 & 15 Years Gross & 7th in Nett.
Madeleine’s round included an impressive 3 Eagles, 4 Birdies & 6 Pars.
Re: JNJG Wagga Wagga Junior Masters
The 2019 Junior Masters series started last weekend, with a full field of 128 players taking part in the Wagga Wagga Junior Masters.
Long-time sponsors Kilbrogan Trading joined by Jupiter Motors will support the first of 10 events on the Junior Masters calendar. Srixon Sports Australia have also once again supplying prizes for the events.
Wagga Wagga Country Club hosted events in the lead up to the weekend, including a 9 hole “Warm Up” on Friday afternoon, the JNJG Shoot-Out in the evening, followed by a BBQ and Movies by the Moonlight.
Jack Newton was also in attendance all weekend. It was his first time at the Wagga Wagga Junior Masters and he is looking forward to attending all of the club organised events and watching the juniors compete.
Quedesha Golledge (Kew) was the only girl from our region to attend and had a very successful weekend taking out the Girls 14 & 15 Years Gross Winner & placed 6th Overall in the Girls Championships.
Quedesha scored rounds of: 81 & 82 – Total: 162
Well done Quedesha.
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