School Sports Australia Golf Championships 2018

School Sports Australia Golf Championships 2018

Last week Pyper Hollis had the privilege of playing in the Australian School Golf Championships at Bonville, playing for Western Australia.

Pyper has come away from the event as the overall Nett Winner for 2018…. Fantastic achievement.

Pyper wrote on her Facebook page:

“Well after playing 126 holes (7 games of golf), waking up at 4:45am every morning and playing 36 holes a day for 4 days this week, I have to say I’m absolutely exhausted but I was honoured to be a part of the school sport Australia golf championships team 2018 playing for Western Australia.
It was a great week away meeting new friends, playing the two course throughout the week, getting to play with new people and getting to see how the other states worked together as a team as well.
Thank you so much to Billie and Susan for putting up with us girls we couldn’t have asked for anyone better to look after us during the week, the support and love you gave us throughout this week was unimaginable, thank you. This year I managed to take out the overall nett winner for 2018 (winning the golf medal)

Once again, Thanks to everyone that made this week a blast, see you all when I come and visit in WA 💕”

Catherine Robinson
WGCNC Junior Co-ordinator

2018 Lismore Junior Open

2018 Lismore Junior Open

Re: Lismore Junior Open

Two of our junior girls travelled to Lismore today and played in the Junior tournament.

Their results were:

Maddison Butterfield – Gross 98 & Net 83
Annie Knox – Gross 107 & Net 76
Maddison was the Gross Runner Up to Hollie Fuller from Grafton and Annie was the Net Runner Up.

Catherine Robinson
WGCNC Junior Co-ordinator
20 Moseley Drive
Boambee East NSW 2452
Ph: 02 6658 3512 Mobile: 0418 406444
Email: robbosc@esc.net.au

2018 Foster Junior Open

2018 Foster Junior Open

Results from last Sunday. A great field of 57 starters.

Player Gross Nett
Quedesha GOLLEDGE 85 71
Vanna LIMEBURNER 87 73
Maddison BUTTERFIELD 88 73
Madeleine LAWS-FARRELL 91 76

Position Player Gross Nett(stab pts)
1 Keona SYKES 100 45
2 Jaden HOANG-NGO 98 37
3 Iolana SYKES 110 36
4 Colby WILKINSON 82 32
5 Annie KNOX 107 30

The only 9 hole girl was Breyella Golledge who shot 61 shots.

Catherine Robinson
WGCNC Junior Co-ordinator
20 Moseley Drive
Boambee East NSW 2452
Ph: 02 6658 3512 Mobile: 0418 406444
Email: robbosc@esc.net.au

North Coast Primary Schools Golf Championships

North Coast Primary Schools Golf Championships

North Coast Primary Schools Golf Championships

Eliza Cross (Coffs Harbour) who has just obtained her 18 Hole handicap played in the North Coast PSSA Golf Championships this week at Yamba.
Eliza played in her first tournament at Port Macquarie, at our recent camp, and has already reduced her handicap from 41 to 29.6…. Very impressive.
Eliza took out the Girls 18 Holes and will now represent the North Coast in Camden/Narellan Lakeside in mid-September.
Catherine Robinson
WGCNC Junior Co-ordinator
20 Moseley Drive
Boambee East NSW 2452
Ph: 02 6658 3512 Mobile: 0418 406444
Email: robbosc@esc.net.au

Junior Golf Camp – July 2018

Junior Golf Camp – July 2018

Port Macquarie Golf Camp July 2018

On the weekend of the 28th & 29th July 2018 WGCNC hosted its second golf camp for junior girls in the region to develop their game of golf.

Eighteen girls booked in to attend the Port Macquarie camp. It was great to see a small group of girls travel from North Sydney again. Thank you to JNJG for supporting their attendance, and Michael & Joan Flaherty who travelled with the girls.
James Single & Belinda Hodson (Professional’s Port Macquarie) & Brandon Connor (Professional Coffs Harbour), conducted the coaching on the Saturday, together with the assistance of WGCNC representative Verelle Miller.
The morning session consisted of stretching & warming up exercises on the range.
The coaches then moved around the girls assisting with grips, setup, alignment & 7 Iron swing basics, followed by shots 25-100m.
After lunch the girls split into three groups and headed back to the putting & bunker areas were they had tuition on technique and games based practice.
Brendon, James & Belinda then took the girls out onto the course to practice shot selection, etiquette and scoring in preparation for the tournament the next day.
To conclude the day, we conducted an informal interview with Belinda and allowed the girls & parents to ask questions of her experience & golfing career.

Our night activity was organised at Port’s T’s Tennis Resort. Here we had a BBQ with some fun playing Tennis and Putt Putt Golf. The girls appeared to really enjoy the evening and interacted well together.

Sunday morning we again gathered to participate in their junior tournament.
We had fifteen Girls participate in the 18 hole competition, and four girls in the 9 hole competition. Everyone enjoyed the tournament with plenty of support & prizes for all participants. During the 18 hole presentation I also presented Quedesha Golledge (Taree) with the 2018 Emma De Groot Scholarship which she was thrilled to receive.

Again the camp 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 their assistance in organising this camp & tournament.
I look forward to our next camp organised for the 1st December 2018 at Tuncurry.

C Robinson
Catherine Robinson
WGCNC – Co-ordinator Junior Girls
2018 Emma De Groot Scholarship Recipient

2018 Emma De Groot Scholarship Recipient

Emma De Groot Scholarship – 2018

Recipient – Quedesha Golledge

Club: Taree

The support from the De Groot family has been incredibly generous over a number of years and is continuing with their Scholarship for 2018.

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.

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 financial assistance given each year can be used to either buy equipment, or used for golf lessons etc. to assist in their development.
The De Groot’s have had their own daughter Emma progress from a junior in the CNC district to now 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 is being awarded to Quedesha Golledge from Taree Golf Club.
Quedesha (Age 14) started playing golf at 5 years of age, following in the footsteps of her Dad who is a keen golfer.

Today she is a regular participant in golf both at her club (Taree), Kew Golf Club, all WGCNC Camps and JNJG events.

Some of her highlights in her budding golf career have been:

• This year was selected into the Hunter Academy Programme which has seen her improve all areas of her golf.
• Regularly practices 3 mornings a week before school and afternoons as time permits.
• Has been selected to play for the Hunter Region at the Regional All Schools Event.
• Won the Year 8 Girls Scratch in May at the All Schools Junior Championships. From this event she was selected into the NSW Public Schools State Team to play later this year.
• Quedesha is a hardworking young lady keen to improve her golf skills at every opportunity
• She is keen to pursue a golfing career, including college golf.

Her current GA handicap is 12.4 with her goal this year to further improve, and reduce her handicap.

The WGCNC Committee have endorsed the De Groot’s selection and now on their behalf I would like to present Quedesha with her Scholarship.

Congratulations Quedesha.


Catherine Robinson

Junior Co-ordinator