WGCNC Ladies Coaching at Tuncurry Day 2

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.


WGCNC Ladies Coaching at Tuncurry Day 1

WGCNC Ladies Coaching at Tuncurry Day 1

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

Save these Dates – 2020

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

Emma De Groot Scholarship – 2019

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.

Congratulations Ella.

Jack Newton Shield Year 7/8/9

Nearly 100 Junior School Golfers from across NSW headed to Forster Tuncurry on the 6-7 May 2019 for the 2019 JNJG Year 7/8/9 Newton Shield.

The golfers swapped books and pencils for clubs and balls on Monday and converge on the Mid North Coast for the tournament, with selection in the NSW Under 15 team up for grabs.

The leading two boys and girls, in both Scratch and Nett Divisions to be selected by JNJG to participate in the Australian Under 15 School Event, played in conjunction with the Australian Open, later in the year.

The tournament was played over two courses, with the long Tuncurry course hosting the opening round before players moved to the short and tight Forster layout for day two.

Girls Results:

Ella Scaysbrook (Port Macquarie) – Rounds of 86 & 74 for a Total: 160. Placed 2nd Overall, 1st Year 8 Girls Scratch & Tied 2nd Year 8 Girls Nett

Vanna Limeburner (Kew) – Rounds of 86 & 76 for a Total: 162. Placed 3rd Overall, 2nd Year 8 Girls Scratch & & Tied 2nd Year 8 Girls Nett

Quedesha Golledge (Taree/Kew) – Rounds of 86 & 82 for a Total: 168. Placed 5th Overall, 2nd Year 9 Girls Scratch & Nett

Annie Knox (Frederickton) – Rounds of 128 & 111 for a Total: 239. Placed 14th Overall, 3rd Year 9 Girls Scratch & Nett

Ella & Vanna were selected in the NSW Under 15’s Schools Team to contest in the Australia Under 15’s in December. Well done girls.

North Coast Junior Masters

The opening round of the North Coast Junior Masters was placed at Kew Country Club on the18 & 19 May 2019 in perfect conditions on the Lower North Coast.

For the first time in tournament history, more than 100 juniors took part in the 5th JNJG Junior Masters event of the year.

There is something in the water on the Lower North Coast that the girl golfers seem to be drinking, with the local contingent stronger than ever in 2019.

Pyper Hollis (Kew) was looking to win her local Junior Masters event with one final attempt before turning 18, whilst fellow Kew CC members Vanna Limeburner and Quedesha Golledge were hoping local knowledge would help them win

their own age divisions. Port Macquarie pair Madeleine Laws Farrell and Ella Scaysbrook also made the short drive down to Kew, looking to keep the majority of the Girls trophies in the Lower North Coast District.

Girls Results:

Pyper Hollis (Kew) – Rounds of 77 & 83 for a Total 160. Placed 7th Overall, 4th Girls 16 Years & Over Scratch & Nett

Ella Scaysbrook (Port Macquarie) – Rounds of 81 & 80 for a Total 161. Tied 8th Overall, 2nd Girls 12 & 13 Years Scratch & 3rd Girls 12 & 13 Years Nett

Quedesha Golledge (Taree/Kew) – Rounds of 86 & 81 for a Total 167. Tied 12th Overall, Placed 4th Girls 14 & 15 Years Scratch & 5th Girls 14 & 15 Years Nett

Vanna Limeburner (Kew) – Rounds 83 & 86 for a Total 169. Placed 16th Overall, 6th Girls 12 & 13 Years Scratch, 6th Girls 12 & 13 Years Nett

Madeleine Laws-Farrell (Port Macquarie) – Rounds 91 & 89 for a Total 180. Tied 21st Overall, Tied 10th Girls 14 & 15 Years Scratch, & 7th Girls 14 & 15 Years Nett

Maddison Butterfield (Kempsey) – Rounds 96 & 84 for a Total 182. Placed 24th Overall, Placed 6th Girls 16 Years & Over Scratch & Nett

Keona Sykes (Coffs Harbour) – Rounds 110 & 118 for a Total 228. Placed 27th Overall, Placed 13th Girls 14 & 15 Years Scratch & Nett