Lakeside Golf Club Camden and Absolute Golf continue to support young boys and girls in their introduction to the game of golf and provide opportunities for development and improvement to ensure each junior plays golf to the best of their abilities. In 2017 Lakeside was overwhelmed to place two teams in the Encourage Shield Competition for the Juniors to play representative golf.
The Club aims to not only teach Juniors about golf but also aims to teach the young golfers about attendance, presentation, behaviour and sportsmanship. Congratulations to our Course Champions, on and off the greens.
2017 JNJG Juniors on the Move Tour Boys Player of the Year
The Jack Newton Junior Golf (JNJG) Foundation was established in 1986 to introduce girls and boys under 18 years of age to the game of golf and nurture the skills in and enjoyment of the sport. Activities within the Foundation include a variety of junior golf tournaments, camps and clinics for all levels of players with an emphasis on school programmes for ease of assimilation.
Throughout 2017 Matthew and fellow players including Julian Fuentes, Matthew Johnson-Garcia and Joel Tyson, participated in the modified 9 hole Juniors on the Move Tour Events around Sydney, Holiday Clinics and local competitions including the two day Macarthur Masters event held in Camden.
Matthew had outstanding results with two wins, two runner-ups and consistently performed well in all events, whilst continuing to advance his skills at Lakeside, taking guidance for Coach Jeff Mansfield. His hard work paid off with Matthew reducing his 9 hole handicap by 13 strokes! Well done.
Matthew was awarded the 2017 JNJG Juniors on the Move Tour Boys Player of the Year – what a fantastic result for all his hard work over the last 12 months. Awards are based on not only results but attendance, presentation, behaviour and sportsmanship. Matthew was invited to play in the 2017 JNJG Sponsors, Supporters and Presentation Golf Day at Pymble Golf Club where he received his award by Jack Newton himself (picture location).
2017 NSW Open Junior Pro Am
Joel Tyson represented Lakeside Golf Club Camden at the recent NSW Open Junior Pro Am at Twin Creeks Golf Club. Joel was lucky enough to play with Rory Bourke, an Australian PGA player from Victoria for the day along with two juniors (Tim and Ty) in a Texas Stableford style event.
The boys together all played very well, winning the event with a Stableford score of 101 points! Well done to Joel, Tim and Ty. The juniors were excited from sunrise with full access to the driving range, putting green and chipping/bunker practice area, alongside the pros prior to tee off.
To celebrate, Joel confidently made his way on stage and even presented the winner’s speech in front of over 100 attendees where he thanked Golf NSW, Twin Creeks, Lakeside Golf Club Camden and his fellow team members for the day. Joel managed to shoot 43 points on a course that was set up tough in preparation for the first round of the NSW Open. Congratulations Joel!
For more information on Junior Golf at Lakeside Golf Club Camden please contact the Golf Shop
P: (02) 4634 5838 or (02) 4634 5639