Date: July 16, 2018
Author: Christian Puccini

Kooyonga & The Vines win Jnr Pennant titles

Junior Division 1 – Sharp Cup
Kooyonga 4.5 def Glenelg 0.5

William ‘Bill’ Sharp after whom the trophy is named would have been in awe at the golfing talent if not the sheer physical size of the Glenelg and in particular Kooyonga juniors who played in this Final.

He would certainly have recognised a number of the names – coming as they do from stellar golfing families in this State.  While the 4 ½ – ½ score-line favoured Kooyonga the talent on display across both teams was prodigious!

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Junior Division 2 (Handicap Matchplay)
The Vines 3 def Tea Tree Gully 2

With handicaps ranging from 4 to 45 ten junior players took to the golf course to represent Tea Tree Gully and The Vines.

Was it any surprise that the result went down the 19th before The Vines claimed a 3-2 victory on the day.

> Final Results

Post Script to four finals at Flagstaff Hill:

Flagstaff Hill Golf Club was the venue for Bonnar Cup, B2, Sharp Cup & Junior Division 2 Pennant finals for 2018. The golf course was presented in very good condition and many players commented very favourably on the greens.

Most golfers in this State know Dr David Cherry (Royal Adelaide Golf Club) – Golf Industry Hall of Fame 2012 and other accolades too numerous to list here. At the sublime age of seventy years (give or take a few months!) David won his B2 match 4-3 against an opponent possibly half his age or more. It was his umpteenth Pennant final…

At the other end of the scale Katie Seol, at the tender age of seven and seemingly only the height of a driver, played her first Pennant final (J2) to win 4 & 2.  Katie’s play epitomised the rules of golf ‘…play the ball as it lies, play the course as you find it, and if unable to do either, do what is fair…’

To watch both Katie and David play their respective matches on the day was to experience all that is great about the game of golf!