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REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014
The Regional Championships were played at the weekend at Tenterfield. The 36 hole event was played in cool and windy conditions. The overall champion was Robert Payne from Central West District and he produced a masterful display shooting a two round total of 136. His score of six under par gave him a seven shoot margin over Woolgoolga’s Grant Skinner.
Mid North Coast dominated the team rest of the trophy rundown. Looking at the overall Leaderboard it shows Grant Skinner finishing 2nd on 143, Adam Wood(Bonville) and Jack Pountney(Coffs Harbour) taking equal 4th on 145, Chris Neville (Sawtell) was with 6th146, Zach Ion(Sawtell) and Logan Toms (Woolgoolga) tied 7th on 149 and Peter Mackay(Coffs Harbour) was 9th on 150.
Jack Pountney took out the regional Junior Championship and Peter Mackay was the Senior Champion.
The District team comprising of Aaron Hart, Grant Skinner, Chris Neville, Adam Wood, Logan Toms, together with juniors David Johnson, Zach Ion, Jack Pountney and Seniors Peter Mackay and Don Penson took out the district championship trophy for the best combined score.
The Sandy Cameron Shield for the best Club Team went to the Woolgoolga combination of Grant Skinner, Aaro Hart and Logan Toms.
David Gianini (Tenterfield Captain) Grant Skinner (Woolgoolga) Brian Lanz (New England President)
)Regional Junior Champion Jack Pountney(Coffs Harbour)Regional Senior Champion Peter Mackay (Coffs Harbour)
Mid North Coast District Golf Association completed the second leg of its inter-district clashes with a close fought win over Northern Rivers last Sunday at Woolgoolga.
The event featured junior, junior encourage, senior and veteran players from both Districts and after the Saturday fourball matches the tally stood at three wins a piece.
On Sunday it was the head to head singles matches and Peter Moyle from Ocean Shores put the first point on the board from the visitors but Peter Mackay quickly squared it up when he defeated Phil Dowling from Ballina.
Local knowledge proved decisive as Woolgoolga players Logan Toms, Aaron Hart and Mark Hutchinson and Sawtell’s Chris Neville all completed great victories in the seniors section.
The junior players struggled in their matches however Zac Ion was the shining light in winning his match.
The event was to come down to the Junior encourage players and Jasper Bailey became the hero of the day as he won the last hole and this was in fact the only time during his match he was in front. His victory saw Mid North Coast win back the Causley Shield.
Mark Hutchinson,Jasper Bailey,Aaron Hart,Don Penson,Chris Neville,Logan Toms,Peter Mackay,Zac Ion,David Johnson,Josh Biggin, Joe Feltis- Front Willow Harris
Logan Toms and Joan Causley
The first golf representative matches for the year were played previously at Camden haven Golf Club. Mid North Coast took a team of 22 players down for the annual clash with Lower North Coast. The team consisted of 6 Junior players, 4 Junior Encourage players, 6 seniors and 6 Masters players. Lower North Coast held the bragging rights and would prove hard beat with the home course advantage. The scores were tied at 5 ½ wins a piece after Saturdays play and it can down to a nail biting finish with Mid North Coast winning by the final tally of 17 matches to 16. District captain Don Penson was ecstatic with the victory and the commitment of the players. Special mention should go to Grant Skinner, Chris Neville and Tim Hyland in the Seniors team for outstanding play in difficult conditions and also to Encourage players Jasper Bailey and Mitch Beaumont who were unbeaten in their matches.
The matches also incorporated the Junior State Pennants competition as part of Sundays play. Again it was very close with the six matches being shared three all. The number one players then had to have a sudden death playoff and Jack Pountney proved the hero parring the hole and sending Mid North Coast into the next round. Jack Hickey, Jack Pountney and David Johnston won their matches while Josh Biggin, Zac Ion and Malcolm Ramsey all lost by very slim margins.
2014 PENNANT FINALS
The Division six competition is played between the smaller nine hole clubs only. Fredrickton has the benchmark team for the past six years losing only one final and that was last year when Urunga took the title. Last Sunday in the final , the Urunga team were back to defend their title but this year it was great to see Bowraville make it for the first time. It was always going to be a difficult assignment as Urunga had almost the same lineup as last year and it was that experience that proved the difference. John Gonzales gave the Bowra boys early hope when he took the first match but the battle was quickly evened up when Garry Matherson took the second match for Urunga. Kim Michelson and Dave McBarron both played outstanding golf for the Urunga team in recording convincing victories. Garry Johnstone had a consolation win in the remaining match leaving the final score three matches to two and the Urunga team retaining their title
Urunga Div 6
Garry Matherson, Dave McBarron, Kim Michelsen, Tod Riley, Dave Tully
Bowraville Div 6
Anthony Gillin, Paul Bolton, Garry Johnstone, John Gonzales, Roy Ballangarry
THE Division 5 Title was taken out by Woolgoolga who defeated Coffs Harbour in the Final
Rob Sward,Gary Stuckey, Harley Copeland, Phil Newell, Glen Mahoney
Sawtell Golf Club has always been hard to beat in Division Three and as defending champions it was no surprise to see them make this years Final. Their opponents were Coffs Harbour who were the runnerup last year and were naturally out for revenge. The result was always going to be close and as the matches came through nine holes the contest was all even. Travis Maloney gave Sawtell its first victory but then Michael Bleechmore and Mike Cragg put Coffs in front when they both had convincing wins. John Arnold, who along with Scott Devoy , has always been a mainstay of Sawtell teams, showed what a great match player he is to square the ledger. The final came down to the number one match and Peter Bayley from Coffs had edged in front of Sawtell's Aaron Carroll late into the back nine. Bayley kept his composure on the final holes to record a 3 and 2 victory and reverse last years result.
Coffs Harbour Div 3
Peter Bayley, Dean Herbert, Mike Cragg, Don Gordon, Mike Bleechmore, Mat Quirk, Matt Connell
Sawtell Div 3
Travis Maloney, Andrew Wheeler,Aaron Carroll, John Arnold ,Scott Devoy
Division Two- Final Kempsey defeated Coffs Harbour 3-2
Kempsey Division 2
Coffs Harbour Division 2
Andrew Frawley, Chris Spencer, Chris Hickman, Brett Mulhall, Warwick Mordue
Division 1 -Woolgoolga defeated Bonville 3 1/2 to 1 1/2
Woolgoolga Div 1
Mark Hutchinson, Dave Walker, Logan Toms, Shane Ewart, Grant Skinner, Aaron Hart
In Division 4 Sawtell were the Champions however no photos are available
MYGOLF NATIONAL JUNIOR PROGRAM
Golf Australia and the PGA of Australia recently entered an historic joint venture agreement resulting in both bodies endorsing and promoting MyGolf as the nationally recognised junior golf program. A comprehensive review of the MyGolf program has been conducted and a number of important and exciting changes will be implemented including a new, fun and flexible program curriculum that aligns with the school term as well as a significantly enhanced website with full participant registration and payment capabilities. The PGA, Golf Australia, Jack Newton Junior Golf and Golf New South Wales would therefore like to extend an invitation to you and any other relevant personnel involved with juniors at your club or within the district to attend one of the MyGolf Information Sessions.
Attached is your invitation, please RSVP by Monday, October 6 to Stephanie Papalitsas at Golf Australia on firstname.lastname@example.org
DELEGATE REPORT FROM GOLFNSW MEETING
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CONDITIONS OF PLAY PENNANTS 2015 (PROPOSED)
2014 MNCDGA DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIPS
Logan Toms maintained his domination of District events when he took at the Mid North Coast District Division one Championship. The event was held at a South West Rocks and the course proved the winner with only four players breaking 80. Toms fired an outstanding par round 72 to beat local player Mick Maynard by one shot. Another local Mark Bird was third with a round of 78.
In Divison 2 Michael Fotheringham from South West Rocks and Richie Sorenson from Coffs tied with rounds of 81 with the local player being awarded the championship.
Home course advantage continued in Division 3 with Dean Capewell winning the championship by two strokes from Peter Bayley of Coffs Harbour.
The Division 4 and Division 5 championships were played at Coffs Harbour Golf Club . Steve Goldsmith from South West Rocks shot a round of 92 to claim the Division 4 title on a countback from Roger Martin. The nett winner was Chris Clark with a 72 from David Thompson on 75.The Coffs Team Of Merv Brasch, Chris Clark and Roger Martin were the team winners.
In Division 5 had a disappointing field but credit to Clive Dries who is this years champions and to runnerup Frank Buckley.
AGM -Reports & Minutes
Nomination for Committee
Presidents report- Secretarys report, Captains Report
Golf NSW Goverance and Restructure Report
SLOPE RATINGS FOR NSW GOLF COURSES
The Regional Championships were played at Tenterfield over the weekend. The 36 hole event attracts players from Mid North Coast, Northern Rivers, New England and Central North Golf Associations. The winner this year was Woolgoolga champion representative player Logan Toms. Logan led the 100 strong field after the first day with a round of even par 71. He followed that with a 70 on Sunday and a two shot victory. Tim Hyland finished tied second with rounds of 72 & 71. The Mid North Coast team of Toms, Aaron Hart, Tim Hyland, Grant Skinner and Tom Major won the senior team event surviving a countback from the strong Northern Rivers team.
Jack Pountney was the Regional junior champion firing rounds of 76 ,73. Teammate Jack Hickey finished runnerup shooting 76,75.
In the Veterans section Geoff Smede and Peter Mackay combined to win the Veterans Team title
Team L-r Graeme Geyson, Don Penson,Aaron Hart, Logan Toms, Grant Skinner, Peter Mackay,Geoff Smede, Tim Hyland,Jack Pountney,Tom Major, Jack Hickey, Josh Biggin
JACK NEWTON JUNIOR STATE AGE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Overview of the Jack Newton Golf State Age Championships
Junior Golf State Age Championships held the spotlight at Sawtell and Coffs Harbour Golf Courses during the past week and there were a number of highlights from local players.
The outstanding achievement came from Amelia Mehmet-Grohn who is the 2013, 16 years State Age Champion. A fantastic result from a dedicated young golfer. Amelia was a three shot winner from another local in Mia Jovanovich. Both girls now have a State title to their credit with Mia winning last year. The Girls took 4th and 5th in the overall championship.
Jack Pountney showed again he has a great future in the game and was unlucky to finish just one shot behind Issac Noh in the 14years Boys title. His score of 5 over was enough to take T9th in the overall championship .
Josh Biggin produced his best tournament result in taking out the 16yrs nett title. Josh also had the satisfaction of finished 8th in scratch section of his age group.
Cameron Pollard took out the nett section in the 14yrs Plate event. Zach Ion and jack Hickey were 10th and 11th in the 15yrs scratch section while Tom Major was 12th in the 17 years scratch event.
Courtney Robinson played well to finish T8th in the 15 years Girls championship, Bill Stocks was T3rd in the 17 years plate event and David Johnson finished T9 in 16yrs plate nett.
Grafton juniors Willow Harris (6th nett in the 12yrs Plate) and Joshua Tajber (6th in the nett in the 14 yrs ) alos played well in their first State age Championships
MNCDGA wins Age Championship Teams event
The State Age championships have a teams event in conjunction with all Districts around the State entering teams. The Teams event is played only over the first two rounds and this year the Cup was won by the local Mid North Coast Team. The team consisted of Bill Stocks, Tom Major, Jack Pountney and Amelia Memhet-Grohn. The team held a four shot lead after round one and extended the winning margin to seven shots in the end.
Bonville have claimed consecutive Mid North Coast District Division 1 titles with a hard fought victory again Coffs Harbour. The Final played at Grafton Golf Club last Sunday saw Bonville triumph by 3 matches to two. Ryan Woodlock and Billy Stocks got Coffs off to a good start with impressive victories over Grant Rickwood and Paul Gallagher respectively. However, the word around the course was that Bonville were faring much better in the other matches. That proved the case with both Tim Hyland playing at number three defeating Jack Pountney and Adam Wood at number one accounting for Tom Major. The contest was now locked at two all and the crowd gathered to gather to watch Daniel Palin and Brandon Conner play the 18th hole. Te pressure was on but Bonville clinched the trophy when Palin sank and pressure two metre putt to close out a 1up victory. The winning team was Adam Wood, Paul Gallagher, Tim Hyland, Daniel Palin and Grant Rickwood
Bonville Div 1 winners l to r Grant Rickwood,Paul Gallagher,Tim Hyland,Adam Wood, Daniel Palin
Coffs Harbour Division 1
David Rook,Brandon Connor,Bill Stocks,Tom Major,Jack Pountney,Ryan Woodlock
The Division Two was a repeat of last years final with Coffs Harbour playing Bonville. Both teams fielding completely different lineups however the competition was once again nail biting to the end . Ken McNally (Coffs) and Tony Palin(Bonville) were the non playing captains and juggled their lineups to try and gain any advantage in looking for a victory. The early matches appeared to be going the way of Bonville however a great comeback from John Nichols over an unlucky Craig Lang gave Coffs a good start. Josh Biggin showed he is a player of the future in defeating another junior in Zach Ion and suddenly Coffs were two to the positive. Jack Hickey playing for Bonville had an outstanding win over Bruce Silvia and the result was now down to the last two matches. Andrew Frawley proved the trump card when he won his match and Coffs took victory. Brad Daymond claimed a consolation win with the final score being three matches to two. The winning Coffs team was Ken McNally, Andrew Frawley, Bruce Silvia, Troy Herbert, Josh Biggin and John Nichols.
?Coffs Division 2
Ken McNally,Troy Herbert,Bruce Silvia,Andrew Frawley,John Nichols,Josh Biggin
Bonville Division 2
Division 3 Pennants Final
In the Division 3 clash Sawtell come up against Coffs Harbour. After nine holes the matches were all very even and as in most finals that continued well into the back nine. Cameron Arnold gave Sawtell its first on the board winning 3 and 2 over Graham Cowling. Brian May equalled things for Coffs defeating Matt Bolt. Steve Sharp playing in the number one spot fro Sawtell had a commanding lead over Don Gordon finishing the match with a 5 and 4 victory. Needing only one more victory for the title, the steady play of young gun Aaron Carroll, saw him defeat Mike Cragg and give Sawtell the title. Sawtell Team Captain Scott Devoy showed great spirit to fight back against Peter Bayley however the Coffs player claimed a consolation victory. The final score Sawtell 3 defeated Coffs 2
Sawtell Division 3 winners- Cameron Arnold,Scott Devoy,Matt Bolt,Travis Maloney,Aaron Carroll,Steve Sharp
Coffs harbour Div 3 runnerup -Brian May, Graham Cowling,Don Gordon,Peter Bayley,Mike Cragg
Division 4 Pennants Final
The perfect day is the way to describe the Sawtell victory in Division 4. As the matches progressed it Sawtell players were in great form and their Coffs Harbour opponents were doing all the could to hang on. John Arnold was the first Sawtell player to claim a victory and playing more like a Division one player he soundly defeated Brian Pollard. Mark Carroll was to strong for Coffs captain Alan Phillips and his win included a perfect chip in for birdie on the 12th hole. Phil Jacobson held a three up lead at the turn and turned that into a 5 and 4 victory over John Currie. Sawtell had already claimed the title when Tom O’Shea defeated Chris Stocks on the last hole and despite defiance from Coffs Harbour’s Bob Shepherd ,Sawtell completed the whitewash and fittingly the last win went to Team captain John Burley. The final score was Sawtell 5 Coffs Harbour 0
Sawtell Division 4 Winners-Tom O'Shea,Mark Carroll,John Burley,John Arnold,Phil Jacobson
Coffs Harbour div 4 Runnerup- Brian Pollard,Bob Shepherd,Alan Phillips,John Currie,Chris Stocks
Final score Dorrigo 3 Woolgoolga 2
Dorrigo Division 5 champions
Back row- Mitch Beaumont, Kevin Coombes, Gordon Kovacevic
Front -Eric Moore,Grant Lawler
Final score Urunga 3 Macksville 2
The Urunga team was David Tully,Allan Thomas,Tod Riley,Kim Michelson,Dave McBarron
Macksville team was Paul laverty,Trevor Kennedy,Roy Rudner,Robert Marshall,Phil Smith
Kim Michelson (Urunga Captain) Kevin Edmonds (MNCDGA)
Keno NSW Mixed Fourball District Winners
Winners -Kevin Coleborn & kerry jackson with District Secretary Graeme Geyson
Runnersup J Bakewell & B Rumbel
BONVILLE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS 2012
C Grade - Steve Kacsics B Grade- David Featherstone, A-Res - Geoff Smede, Club Champion-Paul Gallagher
Club Champion- Vienna Schoeffel, B grade - Carol Garland
Coffs Harbour win Division 4 defeating South West Rocks 3 1/2 to 1 1/2
The Rocks were last years champions and they went down fighting in the Divison 4 final. Coffs harbour team captain Allen McDonald put the first win on the board and Matt Connell soon added to the advantage. the remaining games were very tense however when Cliff Bingham secured a 3 & 2 victory Coffs had the title for 2012
Bellingen/Dorrigo win Division 5 by 4-1 over Woolgoolga
Bellingen Dorrigo got away to a great start with Peter Woods and Col O'Conner getting wins in the first two matches. in a copy of Division 4 the other games were very close but with Michael Beltker winning at No. 1 the Bello/Dorrigo were able to celebrate .The final two matches ended in a squared results
Fredrickton defend Division 6 tile beating Urunga 3-2
Fredrickton won the title in 2011 in extra holes and again this year the had to do it the hard way against a gallant Urunga team. Fredo won the first two matches before John Piggott got one match back for Urunga. Kim Michelsen beat james Benson on the 19th hole to square the matches but in the end Brad Cooper defeated Tod Riley on the 20th hole and fredo retain their title
Bonville Win Division 1 beating Woolgoolga 3-2
Bonville are this years Mid North Coast District Golf Association division 1 pennant championships. They defeated Woolgoolga in a dramatic and exciting final. In the early matchups Luke Feltis and Tim Hyland had won for Bonville and these victories were matched by wins from Steve Hutchinson and Shane Ewart of Woolgoolga. It came down to the final game between team captains Logan Toms and Adam Wood and with Toms leading one up playing the 18th hole Woolgoolga appeared favourites to retain the title. Wood had other ideas and in an outstanding effort he birdied the 18th hole to square the match before also carding a birdie on the 19th hole to claim a spectacular win.
Coffs Harbour d Bonville 3 1/2 to 1 1/2 to win Division 2
The Division 2 champions were also decided in exciting circumstances. Coffs Harbour claimed victory over Bonville by 3 and a half matches to 1 and a half. The closeness of the contest was revealed in the fact that the first four matches were not decided until the 18th hole and the final match was decided on the 17th hole.
Captain Mike Cragg, in a non playing role was mastermind of the victory and with his number one player Bruce Silva leading the team on the course the Coffs team was able to clinch victory. Silva, Grant Purdy, Brett Mulhall and won matches while a great comback from Jack Hickey saw him square with Joe Franck. The lone Bonville winner was Craig Lang.
Nambucca d Bonville 4-1 to take Division 3
The Division 3 final was alos played and Nambucca were victors over Bonville by a convincing 4 matches to one. Warwick Paynter gave Bonville some early hope however victories to Denys Tobin, Wayne Jeffery, Steve Ball and Greg Smith completed a great afternoon for the Nambucca team.
PENNANT FINALS FOR DIVISIONS 4,5 ,6
They will be rescheduled for Sunday 24th - at Nambucca
Division 6 to hitoff at 8.30am
Division 4 to hitoff at 9.00am
Division 5 to hitoff at 9.30am
Pennant Semi Finals
see attachment for venue and hitoff times
AGM -Sunday 11th December
starting at 9.30am at Bellingen Golf Club
MNCDGA win Country Championship Team Title
The Team of Jason Barby,Logan Toms, Adam Wood, Dan Swain and Aaron Hart has won the Inter-District teams title at the NSW Country Championships held at Queanbeyan over the weekend
see attachment for results or visit the Golf NSW website