THE VENUE FOR THE DISTRICT PLAYOFF FOR THE GNSW MIXED FOURBALL HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED TO DUNGOG ON THE 25 MAY, 2014. THE NEXT OPEN ON THE AGENDA IS STROUD ON 13 APRIL.

 
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COMING EVENTS

13 April - Stroud Open

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14 - 15 April - Branxton Junior Open

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26 - 27 April HRDGA v CCDGA - Scone

4 May - Aberdeen Open

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A & B Grade Pennant Finals

The finals of the A & B grades pennants were decided on Sunday 6 April, 2014, at the Stonebridge Golf Course. Recent heavy showers had made the course a bit on the boggy side, but the greens were faultless and provided a suitable challenge to the top two grades.

The Bettington Cup for A grade supremacy went to The Vintage, who overcame a youthful Muswellbrook side 5 matches to 2, and in the nailbiting B grade final for the Pogonoski Cup, Branxton were victorious, 2 - 1.

Unlike last year when Maitland dominated the pennant series, this year the winners have come from 5 different clubs.

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Click here for the B grade report.

 

BRANXTON JUNIOR OPEN

14 - 15 APRIL, 2014.

 

 

 

DUNGOG TRIUMPHANT IN SENIOR PENNANTS

Sentimental favourites Dungog clinched their first Frame Cup (Seniors) title in a cliffhanger final at Kurri on Sunday 23 March, 2014.

The final, between The Vintage & Dungog, was decided on the 18th hole between the number one teams, after the two preceding games finished one apiece. The victory came down to the last putt, by Steve Ryan, who nervously stroked in a 12" putt for the win.

Interestingly Dungog won the first hole of the game to go one up, lost the next and never regained the lead until the final putt, when it mattered.

As usual, in the Seniors division the match was played in a friendly spirit. Glen Batty from the losing side commented after the match, that apart from themselves, if any other team was to win his preference was that it be Dungog.

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The A & B Grade finals will be hosted by Stonebridge on Sunday 6 April, 2014. A grade will tee off at 7.30am followed by the B graders at 8.15am.

BAKER TRINDER TEAM

The District junior side were victorious in the annual inter district matchplay series, played at Muswellbrook over the weekend of 29 & 30 March. The team went through the series undefeated. Newcomers to the series the New England DGA finished a creditable third in their first appearance and are already planning towards 2015, which will be hosted by Central North DGA.

The team is: Hayden Gulliver (c), Billy Fenton, Khan Gallagher, Lewis Howells, Clayton Small, Josh Stig, Josh Tracey & Josh Udbinac.

2014 JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

The District junior championship was played at Muswellbrook on Sunday 16 March, 2014. With many of the District players absent, participating in a JNJGF event at Wagga, the remaining players were able to show their wares. Khan Gallagher of Denman/Muswellbrook won his second district title when he won the Dave Parkinson Shield, with a terrific 18 hole score of one under par 71.

 

An event for cadets, attracted 7 enthusiastic golfers, who thoroughly enjoyed their 9 hole bash. Gradually these players will migrate to the full 18 hole events.

Players were fortunate to finish their round just in time to beat a severe thunderstorm and torrential rain, as pictured.

For the full report and more photos click here.

 

 

BERCINI CUP (C Grade) PENNANT FINAL

Paterson regained the Bercini Cup, lost to Maitland last year, with a hard fought 2 to win over the gallant Stonebridge team at Maitland on Sunday 9  March. 2014.

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PENNANT DINNER

The 2014 Pennant dinner will be hosted by Muswellbrook Golf Club on Saturday 10 May, 2014, not on the 3rd as previously programmed. Please note this in your diary. Further information will be available closer to the end of the pennant series.

It just happens to be the evening before Mothers Day, so with a bit of clever manipulation you can kill two birds with one stone.

 

 

 

2014 Junior final teams - Vintage & Maitland

MAITLAND MAKES IT THREE IN A ROW.

The Junior pennant final was decided at Kurri, with Maitland overcoming a determined Vintage "Blue" team to win the Hancock Shield for the third year in a row.

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DAVE PARKINSON AWARDED JNJGF GONG.

Jack Newton Junior Golf held their annual awards evening on Monday night at the Concord Golf Golf.  The evening is held to recognise the talented junior golfers in NSW and to celebrate their achievements with parents, sponsors and friends of Jack Newton Junior Golf.  

JNJG also presents a number of other awards to people and clubs within the golf industry that go over and above the call of duty to help grow the game at the junior level.  

This year Hunter River District Golf Association Life Member Dave Parkinson received the award for Volunteer of the Year.  His dedication at the Srixon International Sub Junior Classic at Kurri Kurri Golf Club was just one of the many reasons he was recognised with this award.  During this event he is always the first person at the golf course everyday and the last to leave at night.  He works tirelessly to ensure the juniors are well looked after throughout the event.  

He has put in countless years worth of work for golf in the Hunter Region and served as the Captain of the Hunter River District Golf Association.  He is an outstanding contributor to the game and well deserving of this award.  JNJG would like to thank Dave for his constant effort to ensure our event at Kurri Kurri is a success.  To all of those people who give up their time to help junior golf in NSW JNJG would like to thank them all.  Volunteers do what they do because they love the game and helping others and never seek recognition for their efforts but JNJG events would not be as successful as they are without these volunteers and we like to recognise their contribution.

The District acknowledges the work Dave puts in and congratulates him on the well deserved award.

 

 

 

COREY LAMB WINS STATE TITLE

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 golf.

If any golfer has a similar photo featuring the Shark, I would gladly post it on the website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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