COREY LAMB WINS STATE
Branxton junior Corey Lamb
returned from the School Sport Australia Golf Champs, being part of
the victorious NSW team who defended the "Popeye" (Craig Parrey)
Cup. Played down on the Mornington Peninsula of Victoria, on some of
Australia's better courses, Corey's scores of 81 (Portsea) and 87
(Rosebud), were instrumental in the NSW win.
Highlight of the trip was a visit
to Royal Melbourne to attend the Australian Masters on the Pro - am
round. Corey was selected to play a shot to the par 3 5th by
professional Scott Hend. Corey didn't let him down and calmly hit
the ball onto the putting surface.
Upon his return Corey was
selected to attend a coaching clinic conducted by Rory McIllroy &
Aaron Baddeley at Royal Sydney.
All good experiences for one of
our up & coming juniors.
ADAM SCOTT AT THE OPEN
Local junior from Kurri Lachlan Vasella attended
the Aussie Open at Royal Sydney, last Thursday, and had a chance
meeting with Adam Scott, when they both exited adjoining porta
loo's, at the half way mark of Adam's course record round.
Not being backward Lachlan politely enquired if
there was any chance of a photo, to which Adam obliged. Not too many
pro golfers would entertain such a request mid round, which just
goes to show what a great ambassador Adam Scott is for the game of
If any golfer has a similar photo featuring the
Shark, I would gladly post it on the website.
VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED FOR JACK NEWTON
Cypress Lakes will be hosting the Newton
Celebrity classic on 17 & 18th December, 2013. They are calling for
volunteers to assist with the smooth running of the event. If you
have free time and would like to mix it with professionals, leading
amateur golfers and celebrities, click on the link below for further
Click her for information.
The 2014 pennant series got
underway at Muswellbrook. In a reduced field only 5 clubs have
entered a team, two of those coming from The Vintage.
Click on the Pennants link to the
left and select junior to view the results.
The District rep teams had mixed success over the
week end. The big news is that the A grade side defended the Country
Teams championship title and made it two in a row. The win was even
more meritorious when Nathan Waters, who was searching for a third
Country Championship title in succession, pulled out after two holes
with illness. This meant the team had to rely on the best four
scores from 5 players rather than the usual six.
Junior Dylan Perry, didn't let the District down,
when he took the Country title with a 36 hole score of 136, 8 under
On the downside the junior 4 way side came home
empty handed from their trip to Shelly Beach in search of the Col
Johnston Shield. After losing their first two matches against
Central Coast & Lower North Coast the team were hopeful of a win in
their final match on Sunday morning against Newcastle.
Click here to read the
Country Champs report.
Our baby juniors were on the receiving end of
lesson, when they lost all three matches in the annual junior 4 way
played at Shelly Beach, on the 2 & 3 November, 2013. Our team
were all aged under 14, and played against boys more senior in
years. All is not lost
as golfers must firstly learn to be a good loser, and our boys were
gracious in defeat, maintaining a positive outlook. They will be
great ambassadors in years to come.
Click here for the results.
The District Annual general Meeting was held
at Scone Golf Club on Sunday 24 November, 2013. Due to deluge of
40mm of rain on Saturday afternoon, the 9 hole novelty ambrose had
to be called off.
The meeting proceeded at 11.00am followed by an
lunch and refreshments. An excellent roll up of Clubs attended the
meeting, which proceeded smoothly, with no contentious issues.
Cameron Benkovic, decided not to seek re-election
to Committee, and his spot on Committee was conveniently taken by
Tony Chapman, who returned after a 12 month hiatus.
116 golfers fronted up at Muswellbrook for the
final District event for the year, fully expecting to get a wet bum.
The committee's decision to programme it up the Valley was
applauded, when it bucketed down all day in the lower part of the
Valley, and not an umbrella was raised at Muswellbrook.
Special thanks to Glass & his team of cooks who
provided breakfast for the travellers and to new professional Jason
Taylor who assisted with the starting.
The shotgun start proved very popular to those
teams who drew tees in close proximity to the clubhouse. As they say
"the early bird gets the worm".
Scores were hot, in fact, red hot.
Click here to view the
The District championships for
2013 have been run and won. Grade champions
are Hayden Gulliver, Mark Foster & Jeff Gardiner.
Click here to read how
it was done.
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