NSW Junior Pennant title won by LNCDGA

Posted on 18th January, 2019

I am delighted to advise that the LNCDGA junior pennant team (Fletcher Murray KCC, Oli Payne PM, Pyper Hollis KCC/Taree, Danny Bisby Taree/Wingham, Madeleine Laws-Farrell PM & Quedesha Golledge KCC/Taree) are the 2018 JNJG NSW Junior Pennant CHAMPIONS.
On Monday morning at Newcastle Golf Club in head to head match play, LNC beat Kiama  4 matches to 2 with Fletcher, Danny, Madds & Quedesha winning. On a very hot & steamy Tuesday morning we played Toukley in the final. The matches were close for much of the morning but the LNC finally got the upper hand and came away as 5 matches to 1 winners. Our only loss was Oli, who was one down at the 18th after fighting back from 4 down at the half way mark.
All six of our players were simply magnificent and were well led by captain Fletcher in the #1 position. I firmly believe the team spirit and camaraderie among our six players had a big bearing on our win as they continued to encourage each other as the matches progressed regardless of whether they were up or down.
Summary: V Kiama – Fletcher W 2/1, Oli L 4/2, Pyper L 3/2, Danny W 2/1, Madds W 8/7, Quedesha W 3/1
                   V Toukley – Fletcher W 3/2, Oli L 1 down, Pyper W 2/1, Danny W 2/1, Mads W 5/4, Quedesha W 2 up
I want to personally congratulate all six players on outstanding golf they played which led to their wonderful win. In particularly I want to thank Oli Payne for playing in the #2 spot. Oli has not had the time for much practice or tournament golf during 2018 due to his studies but he put his hand up when we need him, played some great golf and added enormously to the team spirit.
Finally I want to encourage all our LNC juniors to play as much club golf as their busy schedules will allow, to take every opportunity to obtain coaching from their club professional or their academy staff who are always there to help them, to play in as many tournaments as they can especially our local junior classics, the North Coast Junior Masters, the LNC junior championships and to be ready to represent the LNC at future events. Later this year we will be selecting a team to defend our JNJG junior pennant title, a team to compete in the JNJG Encourage Shield, a team to compete in the Col Johnson Four ways tournament in the Hunter Valley and we have three inter district matches scheduled in 2019.
I know you have already received the 2019 junior calendar with all events listed but I am attaching another copy just in case the first one went astray. If you need any other information please let me know. It is going to be another big year for junior golf in the lower north coast and it has certainly got off to a GREAT START!!
Regards to you all and happy golfing
Howard Burrows