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Blayney GC Juniors

Juniors are jumping at Blayney

The kids of Blayney have taken to Golf with the club’s junior clinics getting a roll-up that would be the envy of many larger clubs.

19 girls and boys rocked up for the first clinic of the Spring, and last weekend that number jumped to 22. Judging by the fun they had there will be a few more joining them in the weeks to come.

The brainchild of good mates Rod Corbett and Mick Tyrell, the clinics have been running for around three years now.

“The kids love it,” Corbett said. ”We don’t over teach them, there's no stress.”

“They have a good time with their mates, and that’s what it’s all about.”

The clinic run throughout the warmer months and caters for boys and girls aged from 5 to 14. A couple of participants have already graduated to the members Saturday competition with pleasing results.

“There’s one 14-year-old who has already won a member’s Saturday comp.”

Corbett hopes that eventually, the clinics will supply a much-needed boost in junior members for the small town club.

“Our membership is ageing, so it’s our club’ future,” he added.


Forster-Tuncurry fire

Forster/Tuncurry dodges a disaster

an early season bushfire created havoc at Forster-Tuncurry Golf Club last week, but with the local RFS at hand, the damage was minimal.

In an ominous portent of the summer ahead, staff and patrons had to be evacuated on Wednesday when a bushfire caught hold near the club’s back nine.

The course was closed as a precautionary measure and to assess the damage on Thursday. Much of the bush and scrub around the west, northern and eastern parameter of the course was burnt through. A couple of fairways were scorched, and three greens suffered damage from cinders.

Despite opening the course back for play on Friday, the RFS was still water bombing hot spots over the weekend.

Club President Pat Burn paid the RFS a glowing tribute for their efforts in controlling the pending disaster.

“We want to thank the RFS for their supreme effort in protecting the clubhouse, green shed and equipment,” Mr Burn said.


Port Macquarie golfers

Bonny Hills golfers honour mate

Bonny Hills golfer Mick Kennedy has been acknowledged through a donation to the Wauchope Palliative Care unit.

His golfing buddies from the Bonny Hills Beach Hotel Social Golf Club presented the proceeds of their regular Thursday night raffle to the unit to help other locals who are seriously ill.

“ We wanted to express our gratitude for how well Mick was treated, and we hope to donate an annual gift in memory of him,” President of the club, Tony Carroll said.

Palliative Care Nursing Unit Manager Mary Trotter was happy to accept the donation.

“Every dollar donated helps us better support the people we care for, “ She said.


Royal Canberra

ACT Spring Junior Week ready to take off

Entries are still open for the ACT Spring Junior Week of Golf which gets underway next week.

Open to male and female golfers who are under 18 as of 26/09, participants will get to play four rounds of golf at Gungahlin Lakes, Capital Public, Royal Canberra, and Queanbeyan.

There are four separate day competitions and a 72- hole competition. The entry fee is $70 for the four-day tournament or $20 per day.

Any junior that doesn't have a GA Handicap but who is attending a club coaching program are welcome to take part in a 9-hole event which will be held each day.

To enter, please visit HERE


John Betland
John Betland has taken out the inaugural Sand and Grass greens Championship

Betland Beats them all in Parkes

Forbes John Betland has taken out the SCT Logistics Parkes Open after winning a three-hole playoff against 2017 NSW Senior Amateur Champion, Duntryleague’s Robert Payne.

The pair couldn’t be separated after 27 holes, both posting one over par totals of 107.

Betland, who booked his place in this year’s NSW Open at Twin Creek Golf and Country Club earlier this year, was dominant in the playoff, winning by three shots.


Elizabeth Graham

Graham lifts Riverina Ladies Title

Griffith’s Elizabeth Graham has taken out the Riverina Open, and the District Champion of Champions event at Finley Golf Club.

Graham posted three consistent rounds of 83, 80 and 85. Runner-up was Kim Robinson, seven shots adrift.  

22 February 2019
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