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PENNANTS FOR 2016
Pennant nominations due March 21
INTERDISTRICT MATCHES -
MNCDGA played LNCDGA on March 5/6 at Kew
The result was a win to MNCDGA by 9 matches to 3
2016 MNCDGA Championships
Shane Cutmore has made it back to back Mid North Coast Golf Championships after surviving a three hole sudden death playoff at Coffs Harbour golf Club last Sunday.
Cutmore and clubmate Jason Barby finished tied with 18 hole scores of 76 on what proved difficult scoring conditions. The pair had played together both had three putted the final green of regulation play however in sudden death it took a three metre birdie on the third extra hole for Cutmore to claim the win. Dan Swain was the nett winner pipping Greg Harvison (Grafton) by one stroke.
The championships were played in five divisions and the home club members having the advantage took at the majority of the prizes.
A summary of the other winners showed Grant Purdy shooting a great round of 80 to win Divsion 2 by one shot from fellow Coffs members Callan Tarrant and Neil Coogan.The Divison 2 nett winner was Dave Morgan (Grafton) who beat District captain Don Penson on a countback.
The Division 3 and 4 champions both came from Coffs Harbour. Graham Cowling was the Division 3 winner with a round of 84 and Dave Wall took out Division 4 shooting an 89.
In Division 3 Greg Hawke(Bellingen) was the gross runnerup losing top spot on a countback.The Division 3 nett winner were Bryan Maxwell on 73 from Marty McFadden on 74. In Division 4 the runnerup prize went to John Piggott (Urunga) who defeated Paul Fitzgerald on a countback and the nett winners were Col Osland (Bellingen ) with a 72 and JV Newcombe with a 73.
Jim Fahey from Dorrigo is this years Division 5 winner. He had a round of 97 and that gave him a four shot victory over Ron Walker. Walker was declared the nett winner while the gross runnerup went to Harry Major and the nett runnerup was won by Kevin Booth.
The teams event was taken out by the Bellingen team of Nick Jenkins, Glen Jones, Greg Hawke and Col Osland with a best three of 4 score total of 219 (72,72,75)
The team runnerup was won by the Coffs team of Graham Cowling, Wayne Kelley, Paul Fitzgerald and Neil Coogan with a score of 220 (70,74,75)
Nearest the pin went to 3rd-Greg Harvison 6th Denys Tobin 12th Mark Lewry 15th Don Penson
Shane Cutmore and Jason barby about to start the playoff
NSW COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
Adam Wood,Tim Hyland,Shane Cutmore,Logan Toms, Jack Pountney,Jason Barby
NORTHERN NSW GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP
Last weekend in first Northern NSW Golf Championships were played over 36 holes at Gunnedah. The Mid North Coast sent a team to compete in the event. The players produced an outstanding result to win the Teams event of the Championship as well as picking up a number of individual prizes. The event, which carried automatic entry in to next years NSW Open ,was well supported by some of the States best players. Tim Hyland from Bonville was the leader after day one shooting an impressive 70 off the stick and despite a another fine round of 72 on day 2 he was unlucky to lose the event on a countback. The winner was local Gunnedah Club Champion Luke Streater who was thrilled to be given the opportunity to tee it up with the pros in NSW Open next year.
Logan Toms fired a best round of the day 70 on day 2 that went with his 75 on day one and finished in third place.
In the junior section Coffs Harbour's Jack Pountney shot rounds of 80/72 and finished two shots behind the winner.
Aaron Hart 77/82 and Zach Ion 82/78 where the other locals to compete and as noted above the Mid North Coast took out the teams event , winning by 19 shots.
Aaron Hart, Don Penson,Logan Toms, Zach Ion, Tim Hyland, Jack Pountney
NSW GOLF COUNCIL MEETING JULY 2015
Report from meeting is attached
Post Pennant meeting
Urunga GC Sunday August 2 at 9.30am
A number of Clubs have been slow to commit to the Pennants this year and as a result it has meant that MNCDGA has been unable to -
Complete a draw
advise Clubs of when and how many matches they will be hosting
and team captains to advise players of the schchule of matches
As a result the first round will now be played on April 12
The draw will be completed and posted to Clubs by March 26
As at Sunday March 22 the following nominations have been received
Sth West Rocks
The 2016format will be based on a combination of players and varying handicaps. Minimum and Maximum Ranges will be applied to each of the three Divisions. Division 1 will remain the same (no handicap limit) and Division 5 has been dropped. Divisions 2, 3 and 4 may combine varying handicaps to meet the minimum and maximum criteria.
For example Division 3 will have a minimum total GA Handicap of 40 and a maximum of 75. Therefore the Division 3 Captain could use the following players:
Player 1 GA Handicap 11.6,
Player 2 GA Handicap 16.4,
Player 3 GA Handicap 2.7,
Player 4 GA handicap 20.6, and
Player 5 GA Handicap 4.7
Providing a total GA Handicap of 75 (the maximum). Conversley the 5 Players may have GA Handicaps of 10.6, 10.6, 8.3, 7.4 and 3.1, providing a minimum total of 40.
Any combination of handicaps may be used as long as the total falls between the minimum and maximum Range without either having a total less than the minimum and not exceeding the maximum. The following Divisions will form the 2015 Pennant Competition:
Division 1 No handicap limit,
Division 2 Combined GA handicap Range of 20 minimum to 40 maximum,
Division 3 Combined GA handicap Range of 40 minimum to 75 maximum,
Division 4 Combined GA Handicap Range of 75 minimum to 110 maximum.
Division 6 Handicap Matchplay.
The Format is on a home and away round robin, composite teams. Second club teams are allowed, however the second teams will be seeded in same Group/Draw as first team
AGM FOR 2015
The MNCDGA AGM will be held at the Bellingen RSL Golf Club on Sunday
6th December 2015, commencing at 10:00am. Nominations are open for
positions on the Committee and all members of the MNCDGA are urged to
consider nominating. Be part of the decision making as all positions
will be declared vacant at the AGM and a new Committee formed. Please
find attached a nomination form which should be completed and returned
to the Secretary MNCDGA at either email firstname.lastname@example.org or
posted to PO Box 568 Corindi Beach NSW 2456.
The MNCDGA AGM will be held at the Bellingen Golf Club on the 6th
December 2015, commencing at 10am
General meeting March 29/3/15
2014 AGM -Minutes attached
2015 PENNANTS RESULTS
COFFS HARBOUR DIVISION 1 WINNERS
Dan Swain, Jason Barby,Shane Cutmore,Jack Hickey,Jack Pountney, David Rook
DIVISION 1 Runnerup -WOOLGOOLGA
Mark Hutchinson,Rick Rooney,Shane Ewart,Aaron Hart,Mark Beales,Logan Toms
DIVISION 2 WINNERS -URUNGA
Division 2 Runnerup Coffs Harbour
DIVISION 3 Winners BELLINGEN
Division 3 Runnerup Woolgoolga
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
AGM -Reports & Minutes
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
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)
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