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Registrations for the 2024 SBG District Sand Green Open Championships and Masters Tour at Kilkivan closes this Thursday 29 February.

Nomination fee of $20 includes lunch.

Register HERE before the field fills up.

Upcoming SBG Junior Tour events

Woodford registrations close this Thursday 29 February

Register at WOODFORD REGISTRATIONS

Woodford Junior Open

Kingaroy registrations now open
Double Drummond Golf Order of Merit points up for grabs

Register at KINGAROY REGISTRATIONS

Kingaroy Junior Open

 

2024 SCGZ Pennant Info

B-Masters 2024 Draw
A GRADE  
2 June Maleny
9 June Woodford
16 June Caloundra
23 June Noosa
30 June Bribie Island
7 July Headland
14 July Beerwah
21 July Caboolture - shotgun start
28 July Maroochy River
4 August Mt Coolum - Semi-final
11 August  -  Final Noosa Springs - Final
   
JUNIORS  
14 April Headland
21 April Caloundra
28 April Noosa Springs
5 May Gympie
12 May Beerwah
19 May Cooroy
26 May Semi-Final Woodford
2 June  Final Mt Coolum

Hi Team

I use the term “TEAM” with great pride, in knowing that the video link below (Documentary) was created and brought to bear by a team of positive likeminded men, women, our juniors, their families and a great team of golf clubs, sponsors and supporters, who all believed in the vision The Invincibles had some twenty plus years ago and were prepared to throw their support and energy behind that vision.

It is fair to say, that you have helped change the lives of so many of our juniors, their families, and the golfing community at large over the years, and for that, we are enormously grateful!

In the process, we hope you gained as much pride, joy, and satisfaction in what has been achieved during the journey The Invincibles have taken, as we have working with you!

The Invincibles committee would like to encourage all junior golfers and their families to support the Sunshine Coast, South Burnett, and Glasshouse (SBG) golf associations, as we believe they have the best interest of junior golf at heart and are doing everything in their power to maintain the same high standards, traditions, and etiquette that The Invincibles were renowned for.

CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW TO WATCH THE INVINCIBLES DOCUMENTARY.

Invincibles Documentary

Registrations are now open for the SBG District Open & Closed Sand Green Championships and Mastetrs Opening.

Registration for the event can be made online at Sand Green Registrations.

Sand Green and Masters

 

Prize Winners

GFJC 2024

  To see the full results click on Results below.

2023 AGM

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

NOTICE of the
**2023 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING **
of the SUNSHINE COAST GOLF ZONE

This notice advises member clubs of the upcoming annual general meeting of the Sunshine Coast Golf Zone.
The meeting will be held as follows:
Date: Monday 18 December 2023
Time: 7pm
Place: Noosa Golf Club, Tewantin Regards

AGM NOTICE AGM NOTICE

SBG Junior Presentation Dinner - 19 November - Noosa Springs

A great night with over 100 juniors and their family members in attendance.

Table flyer 1

James McCulloch

Frank Schmidt Cup winner - James McCulloch

Table Flyer 2

Mikayla Dyal

Junior Masters Champion - Mikayla Dyal

April Harwood

Best supporting club

Best supporting club - Noosa Golf Club
Accepted by club captain Bob Upham

Harrison Gomez

Junior Masters Champion - Harrison Gomez

Noosa club raises the bar with their Junior Classic
The year's best field of 96 players turned out a magnificent day.

See the full list of prize winner here.

See the full results here.

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Girls Gross Winner - Lilly Surasen

View photos from the day on our SBG Junior Tour facebook page

 

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Boys Gross Winner - Blair Green

 

Come along and help us celebrate and award the achievements of our district's junior golfers during 2023.

Noosa Springs Golf Club Sunday 19 November.  5:30p.m for a 6:30p.m. start

Tickets $50 per adult, $25 per junior (under 18).

Bookings online at PRESENTATION NIGHT BOOKING

SCJM Winners

SBG Logo

Proudly supported by:

IGA        Drummond Golf

Ionna Muir

A high quality field of 97 players contested this year's Ian Baker-Finch Junior Class held at Twin Waters.

Great to see Ian spending time talking to and posing for photos with the kids.

Ian Baker-Finch

Ian Baker-Finch

Harrison Gomez

Boys winner Harrison Gomez - 2 Under

Ionna Muir

Girls winner Ionna Muir - 4 Under

IBF Winnjers

IBF Prize Winners

Held at Mt Coolum on 29 October 2023.

Mixed Foursomes

Congratulations to Adam Richards for taking out his second Open and Closed District Championship following on from last year's wins at Bribie Island.
Seniors winner for 2023 is Glenn Esden from Mt Coolum.
Click on the images below for a larger view.

Open & Closed results Seniors Championship

Round 1 & 2 of the SBG Junior Match Play Championships were contested at Pelican Waters on Sunday 8 October.
Thanks Pelican Waters and Dale Williamson for making the course available.

A day of great competition and comradrie.  Several matchs going down to the 20th and a number finishing on 18.

To see who competed and the results of the first two rounds click on MATCH PLAY RESULTS.

Get the latest information from the R&A on Free Relief

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Videos and notes HERE.

  Peregian Twin Waters Pelican Waters Noosa Springs TOTAL
BOYS          
Harrison Gomez 72 75 70 71 288
Miles Romagnoli 75 73 71 78 297
Cooper Field 81 81 74 78 314
Blair Green 72 83 83 78 316
Chase Rendell 81 74 84 78 317
Jaxon Smith 77 86 79 81 323
Bailey Ellis 80 82 80 82 324
Dean Sae-ung 78 86 89 74 327
Oakley Hall 79 83 85 81 328
Carter Greef 88 77 88 87 340
Adam Jansz 81 80 DQ DQ -
Sam Cavanagh DQ DQ DQ DQ -
           
GIRLS          
Mikayla Dyal 78 71 73 72 294
Allegra De Guzman 74 77 71 72 294
Ionna Muir 75 74 69 76 294
Ruby Kavanagh 75 75 74 71 295
Ellianna MacRae 77 75 79 77 308
Merrin Bartholomaeus 75 80 77 76 308
Lilly Surasen 75 76 83 80 314
Sophie Thomsen 85 83 79 74 321
Elandi Findlay 80 80 83 80 323
Natasha Larard 79 81 82 81 323
Marley Habermann 74 83 84 83 324
Coco Moore 81 87 79 81 328

 

What an exciting four days of Junior Masters Championships golf.
Four rounds of golf over four of the Sunshine Coast's best golf courses in Peregian, Twin Waters, Pelican Waters and Noosa Springs. 

Peregian Pelican Waters Pelican Waters Noosa Springs

A very big thank you to all four courses and the management for their help and cooperation in facilitating the event.

2023 Junior Masters Winners
Championship winners Harrison Gomez and Mikayla Dyal.

Ruby Kavanagh

Girls nett winner - Ruby Kavanagh

Chase Rendell

Boys nett winner -Chase Rendell

The opportunity for our up and coming junior golfers to play in a format similar to that played on the PGA and LPGA circuits against other junior golfers of comparable ability is an invaluable experience in their golf development.

Heading to Noosa Springs for the last round there were only two boys, Harrison Gomez and Miles Romagnoli, with a realistic chance of taking out the championship.

Harrison teed off with a two shot lead but an early flurry from Miles and the pair were back on level pegging. As the match progressed Harrison's experience and consistency wore his opponent down and a series of uncustomary bogeys from Miles saw Harrison take an unassailable lead in to the final few holes.  Harrison's one under par score proved to be his second sub-par round for the Championships leaving with a 9 shot Championship win over the rest of the field.

The girls event proved to be a much closer affair.  After the third round at Pelican there were 3 girls within 4 shots of current leader Ionna Muir.  Allegra De Guzman and Mikayla Dyal were hot on Ionna's heels with Ruby Kavanagh just a further shot back.

Mikayla and Ruby teed off ahead of Ionna and Allegra with Mikayla getting off the a flying start courtesy of a birdie on the first hole before giving the shot back with a bogey on the second followed by a double bogey on the third.  Two birdies on the front nine saw Mikayla turn in a respectable one over par 37.

Ruby on the other hand started off more conservatively with three pars.  With her putter running hot Ruby peeled off four birdies in six holes with a bogey and a par to turn in a Championship best front nine of 3 under par 33.

In the final group Allegra started chasing down Ionna's 4 shot overnight lead with two birdies on the first two holes while Ionna lipped out a putt for par on the second. Another birdie on the front nine for Allegra along with her double bogey on the 7th saw her turn in even par 36 against Ionna's 3 over 39, whittling the lead down to just one shot at the turn.

With the tension mounting both girls teed off the 16th at +8 for the Championship.  Meanwhile in the group up ahead Mikayla and Ruby continued to chip away at the lead that both Ionna and Allegra had been able to maintain.  Mikayla played par golf up until the 18th where an immaculate approach shot set up a birdie and enabled her to finish at +8 for the Championship.  With her only blemishes on the back nine being two bogeys Ruby needed to sink her birdie putt to match Mikayla's +8.  Unfortunately the putt came agonisingly close but failed to find the bottom of the cup leaving Ruby on +9.

Allegra and Ionna traded pars on 16 and 17 leaving them still on +8 teeing off on 18.  Both girls hit solid drives and good second shots setting up the opportunity for an attacking third shot to the green on the par 5.  Both girls hit the green with Allegra's approach getting her a little closer to the hole.  As Mikayla watched on Ionna just missed her long putt, sank the next and finished on +8 for the Championship.  The title now rested on the face of Allegra's putter as she lined up what looked like a reasonably makeable putt and a Championship winning +7.  A collective sigh emerged from the crowd as Allegra's putt missed and we were off to the first for a three way play-off.

The players drew for teeing order.  Mikayla stepped up to the tee first and planted her drive right down the middle of the fairway.  Allegra followed next and and also got a good drive away finsihing about 5 metres ahead of Mikayla..  Ionna stepped up and hit a solid drive which began to draw across the fairway before finishing up in the trees to the left hand side of the fairway.

With nerves of steel Mikayla stepped up to her appraoch shot and proceded to stick it about 4 feet below the pin.  This put the pressure back on to Allegra , her approach finishing some 15 feet to the right of the pin. Unfortunately for Ionna her wayward tee shot left her with a fairly ugly lie and she was only able to progress the ball about half way to the green leaving her a tricky down hill approach shot.

All three players are now on the green.  Allegra and Mikayla for two and Ionna, furthest from the pin, sitting three.  Ionna needed to sink her long par putt and hope both the other girls missed their birdie putts to keep the match alive.  It wasn't to be.  Ionna finishing with a bogey five.  Next to go was Allegra needing to sink her longish putt for birdie to put the pressure back on Mikayla's short birdie putt.  The crowd held there breathe as the ball headed towards the hole only to curve away at the last moment.  For Allegra a tap in par, leaving Mikayla the opportunity to win the play-off and the Championship.

We can only imagine what was going through Mikayla's mind and the pressure she may have felt on that putt.  Whatever it was, it didn't show as Mikayla cooly struck the putt in to the middle of the cup.

A moment of pure joy for one player.  A moment of bitter disappointment for two players.

Ruby Kavanagh managed some compensation for her missed putt on 18 taking out the girls nett win for the Championship.  Boys nett winner was Chase Rendell.  Both players thereby qualifying for the Frank Schmidt Cup (formerly the Cup of Cups) to be played at Noosa Springs on November 19.

For their win Mikayla and Harrison each recieved a $1000 scholarship to help cover the costs of attending a golf tournament of their choice. In addition as the Champions  they have automatic qualification for the 2024 Graeme Miller Junior Masters Championship.

A big well done to all the players.  The competition was fierce but played in great spirit.  For many of you four days of competitive golf is a new experience.

Also a massive thank you to all the parents, grandparents, sisters, brothers and others who got behind the kids and helped make the event a success.

Congratulations to these young golfers

Invincibles Scholarships
Invincibles Scholarship receipient Sophie Thomsen, Chase Rendell and Ruby Kavanagh with Invincibles stalwarts Frank Schmidt (left) and Graeme Miller (right)

The Invincibles Re-Direct Their Vision:

The Invincibles Committee appreciate that it came as a total shock to the one hundred and forty odd guests seated in the room at their Annual Presentation Dinner, hosted by the Noosa Springs Golf & Spa Resort in November 2023, when they advised that the Invincibles would not be accepting memberships heading into 2023. Graeme Miller announced that the Tour, as we know it, would be going into retirement.

Graeme mentioned that it had been an emotional time for his wife Marshan, Frank Schmidt and, of course, himself and everyone associated with The Tour. And he assured everybody it had not been a decision taken lightly.

Graeme indicated that The Invincibles Committee had had discussions with Golf Australia and PGA professionals.  They held forums and sought to find somebody or some group to take over.

That was when Eric King and Graeme Finn (SBG) and Graeme Miller got together, along with Frank Schmidt, to see if there was a way to create a positive and sustainable path forward that would allow The Invincibles legacy to prosper moving forward.

After a number of fruitful meetings, it was agreed that The Invincibles would put their trust and support behind the Sunshine Coast, Burnett, and Glasshouse Associations (SBG) with the aim of bringing Junior Golf under the one banner which The Invincibles believe will deliver the best possible outcome for junior golf in our region and beyond.

Graeme advised that the retiring Invincibles Tour would be presenting SBG with their Junior Masters, Gold Cup, and Brett Martell Inter-Club Team Shield along with The Most Supportive Club trophies with the aim of honouring those that have had their names engraved on the trophies over the past two decades.

As mentioned at the dinner, The Invincibles would be presenting scholarships to worthy juniors, not juniors that are already supported by Golf Australia, but those juniors that reflected The Invincibles mantra, of Daring to Dream and striving to become the best possible golfers and young men and women that they can be.

We are proud and thrilled to advise that the first recipient of The Invincibles Scholarships was Ellandi Findlay (Maroochy River) who The Invincibles Committee believe epitomises these qualities.

It is important to note that Frank and Graeme will be visiting SBG Junior Tour events with the intent of presenting further scholarships to worthy recipients, so it is important that you throw your support behind the SBG and their events. Who knows, you could be the next recipient of one of these Scholarships?

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Top 10 contenders for A Grade Pennant Player of the Year
(in no particular order)

Sean McGill (Headland) Sean Daines (Beerwah) Connor McLachlan (Bribie) Reece Butler (Caboolture) Ethan Shanahan (Peregian)
Damien Fittler (Bribie) Jake Smith (Mt Coolum) Adam Rydwanski (Headland) John Monroe (Bribie) Shane Muller (Headland)

Congratrulations to our B Grade and Masters SCGZ Pennant champions, Caloundra and Noosa Springs, for 2023.
Commiserations to the runners-up Mt Coolum and Cooroy.

Masters Caloundra 5 - 2 Mt Coolum
B Grade Noosa Springs 4 - 3 Cooroy

Full Results

Masters Champions

Caloundra Masters

B Grade Champions

Noosa Springs Masters