Date: September 23, 2013
Author: Jack Newton Junior Golf

Students and Teachers Enjoy Yeoval Sand Greens

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WSSA Sand Green Championships – Yeoval 20/9/2013


Scott Olssen, Yeoval Central School Head Teacher of Secondary Studies, coordinated the Sand Green Championships at Yeoval Golf Club with 42 students and teachers taking part. Scott introduced a three-person Ambrose event this year, which allowed teachers to play alongside students, with a few added extra conditions. This event proved very popular and complimented the 18-hole Secondary and Primary events. It allowed those students who have been doing golf at school but haven’t taken the next step to join a club and get a handicap to participate in an official golf tournament.

Also encouraging was a number of AASC students playing in the event from Wellington and Cumnock and a group of five boys from Dunedoo Central who have been doing a six week golf program at their local club, incorporating coaching with JNJG Territory Manager Sharon Nott and playing with local veteran members on a Friday afternoon. This was the boys’ first tournament and when you get comments like “We had a great day at Yeoval……We met a lot of new friends and had lots of fun…..It was an awesome time…..I learnt to play golf and other cool things,” it is easy to see that with the right encouragement and pathways in place Golf is a sport that opens up many opportunities.

Witnessing the faces of the boys from Trundle who chipped in for a par, the 5 iron shot onto the par 3 by the Dunedoo team and the sinking of the birdie putt by boys who five weeks ago had only played school MYGolf, added some special memory moments.

JNJG supported the day with prizes and a coaching clinic by Sharon Nott and the local members at Yeoval Golf Club ensured the course was looking it’s best and provided a great BBQ.

With more teachers being trained to deliver JNJG MYGolf in Schools as well as PASS and SLR, golf being part of the AASC programs, having a JNJG Territory Manager in the field to assist schools to get golf into their sports program and having school tournaments and events that cater for all students there are plenty of pathways that are available for golf development.

The next WSSA Golf event will be the CHS Championships in Orange in March 2014, which will include an Ambrose event. So teachers, look at getting a school team or teams together! It’s a great way to get everyone involved and also supports those juniors playing the 18-hole events.


  • Primary Novice Winner: Lewis Dean
  • Primary Scratch Winner: Oden Osgood
  • Primary Nett Winner: Ben Gallagher
  • Primary Nett Runner Up: Lewis McCarthy
  • Secondary Scratch Winner: Matthew Wykes
  • Secondary Scratch Runner Up: Luke Watt
  • Secondary Nett Winner: Karl Turner
  • Secondary Nett Runner Up: Brad Watt
  • Secondary Nett 3rd: David Turner
  • Secondary Nett 4th: Matthew Watt

Three Person Ambrose:

  • 1st Trundle
  • 2nd Dunedoo
  • 3rd Wellington Primary

Nearest The Pin:

  • 3rd: Trish Morgan
  • 6th: Brad Watt

Straightest Drive:

Dan Lane/Adam Honeysett


Longest Drive:

Ben Gallagher


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