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
Place: Noosa Golf Club, Tewantin Regards
SBG Junior Presentation Dinner - 19 November - Noosa Springs
A great night with over 100 juniors and their family members in attendance.
Frank Schmidt Cup winner - James McCulloch
Junior Masters Champion - Mikayla Dyal
Best supporting club - Noosa Golf Club
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.
Girls Gross Winner - Lilly Surasen
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
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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
Videos and notes HERE.
|Peregian||Twin Waters||Pelican Waters||Noosa Springs||TOTAL|
|Allegra De Guzman||74||77||71||72||294|
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.
A very big thank you to all four courses and the management for their help and cooperation in facilitating the event.
Girls nett winner - Ruby Kavanagh
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
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|
B Grade Champions
A field of over 70 juniors, playing either 18, 9 or 6 holes, competed in the Headland Junior Open leg of the SBG Junior Tour on Sunday.
Jedd Brady, from Virginia, took out the boys title with an excellent 2 under off the stick.
Iona Muir, from Maroochy River, took out the girls title with a very creditable 74 gross.
View a full list of PRIZE WINNERS and COMPLETER RUNDOWN OF SCORES for the day
Join us on SBG Junior Tour Facebook Page.
Boys winner Jedd Brady accepts his $1000 scholarship from Invincibles founder Graeme Miller
Left to right: Graeme Miller, Jedd Brady, Juhi Rampersad, Ellianna MacRae and Frank Schmidt
The R&A and the United States Golf Association have inrtoduced some changes to the Rules of Golf which will take effect on January 2023.
Major changes include four new sub-rules for golfers with disability that permit an “approved person” to perform certain actions that would result in a penalty if performed by a non-approved person.
The New Year will also see a series of rule changes take effect that will apply to every golfer.
For most of us the main changes are:
1. Simplified Back-on-the-Line Relief.
This relief procedure, often used for penalty area and unplayable ball relief, has been simplified so the ball is now dropped on the line, and may roll up to one club-length in any direction without a re-drop being required. This change simplifies what had become a complex procedure that was regularly breached by golfers without them realising they had done so. It represents a return to the essence of the easy-to-apply, pre-2019 process, which was almost entirely free of inaccurate application by golfers at any level of the game.
2. Handicap on Scorecard.
Golfers will no longer incur a penalty under the Rules of Golf for accidentally recording an incorrect Daily Handicap on their scorecard. This is because the inclusion of the handicap in the official submission of a player’s score will become a responsibility of the Committee. This change is consistent with other penalty reductions, such as reducing the penalty down to only one stroke for playing an incorrectly substituted ball. (Note: In the same way that players are obliged to calculate Stableford points and to include score totals on their scorecard despite the Rules not requiring it, they will also be obliged to record their Daily Handicap when doing so will be helpful to administrators. GA will support any committee that encounters a problem in achieving assistance from golfers with this fundamental obligation.)
3. Replacing Damaged Clubs.
If your club is damaged during a round (except in cases of abuse) you may replace it, repair it, or continue to use it.
To read more go to 2023 Rule Changes
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