COACHING and COMPETITIONS
|Term 4 Coaching Clinics begin on Saturday 12 October at 8:30am followed by the Tuesday Clinic 15 October at 3:45pm. This Term goes through to Saturday 7 December 2019 and is only $90 for Club Members and $120 for new beginners. With 17 fun-filled coaching sessions this term, members are paying only $5.30 a session, the best value sports coaching around!.|
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEES DUE BY 1 JAUNARY 2020
The annual Club membership of $35 is a contribution towards the upkeep of the junior facilities, golf club sets for players use and lots of great teaching equipment. Cadet Club members are automatically enrolled in the skills self-development program that allows children to track their skills and scoring improvements.
Membership also entitles the children to join in the Sunday afternoon competitions held at Bribie Island Golf Club. These events are structured specifically for the youngsters and are a fun afternoon walking in the outdoors with others.
If you wish to enroll your child or children in our great junior program just call The Golf Shop on 07 3408 1457 during business hours or enroll anytime online at myGolf, Australia’s junior golf program.
NEWS and EVENTS
|GMGZ Juniors Annual Presentation Lunch – 16 November 2019
The Glasshouse Mountains Golf Zone Juniors Annual Presentation Lunch was held at Caboolture Golf Club on 16 November with 30 Bribie juniors and family enjoying the lunch and especially the presentation. We had plenty of winners going up for their trophies and making some pretty good speeches as well.
Stephanie and Holly Egeberg, and Zoe and Jack Brooks received Perfect Attendance awards for playing in all 10 events on the Future Tour this year. Many thanks are due to the parents of all the children for taking them to all these events and caddying and supporting them so well. Stephanie, Jack and Braith Ferguson also received recognition of their 3 hole course records set over the year, while Zoe received a course record award in the 6 hole Division.
On the day we also farewelled Shaun O’Hara, who was President of the Zone Juniors for 12 years and the driving force behind the growth of the event. We thank him for all his hard work and wish him well as he continues in the role of Director of Junior Golf with the District
All the Championship Gross and Nett events were determined by the best 5 scores of each player over the course of the 10 event season. And the winners were!!:
Nett Winner Girls 18 Hole Division
Nett Winner Boys 6 Hole Division
Gross Runner-up Girls 6 Hole Division
Gross Winner Girls 3 Hole Division
Nett Winner Boys 3 Hole Division
| Holly Egeberg
Gross Runner-up Girls 3 Hole Division
|October News Roundup
We had two Future Tour events in October, one at Caboolture on Sunday 6 Oct and the second at Wantima on 20 October. With 2 Club competitions on the other Sundays of the month there has been plenty of opportunities for our kids to shine.
At Caboolture our 3 hole players did very well with Stephanie Egeberg having the best gross score of the day closely followed by Samuel Conroy who received the gross runnerup award. Holly Egeberg won the nearest the pin for the division. At Wantima Ariella Ferguson played her best round of the season to take out the 3 hole nett trophy and Liam Haidle maintained his recent good form to win nett runnerup in the 6 hole division.
|Sunday 8 September 2019
Bribie Island was again well represented at the Zone Junior event at Pelican Waters on Sunday 8 September with 11 players across 3 divisions. Everyone had a great time and gained valuable experience handling some of the penalty areas with water!
Jack Brooks won the 6 hole Nett trophy while Holly Egeberg maintained her recent super form to take out the 3 hole Gross event. Our winners are holding their box of balls in the team photo.
The next Future Tour event is at Caboolture Golf Club on 6 October and entries should be made online on the Zone website at https://gmgz.com.au/event/gmzjga-future-tour-round-11-caboolture/
| Sunday 21 July
Our Junior group played at Maleny on 21 July in the GMGZ Future Tour. Zac Heading won his first 18 hole trophy, taking out the Nett event. Jack Brooks won the 6 Hole Nett event while Archer Ferguson won his first Future Tour trophy taking out the 3 hole Nett runner-up trophy.
Both Jack and Archie proved that their wins were no fluke by keeping up their good form on the following Sunday, winning the 6 and 3 hole Nett events respectively in the Bribie Isalnd Sunday event.
|Saturday 20 July – Achievement Caps awarded
Junior coaching clinics on Saturday mornings and Tuesday afternoons commenced again on Saturday 20 July. We celebrated our return to golf with some cupcakes and the awarding of achievement caps for those cadet members who have come through the coaching ranks for the past 2 terms. The Green Caps went to those who had completed 2 terms and participated in the 3 hole Future Tour events. Next level up were the Red Caps who had moved on the the 6 hole level, while we awarded one Blue Cap for achievement at the 9 hole level.
We wish to give a huge thank you to Busy Fingers who donated the caps, as well as some valuable training aids. The kids are proud to wear their caps and they all look great.
|Sunday 23 June 2019
All the Bribie juniors thank everyone for the great day they had here on Sunday 23 July. It was the 5th round of the Glasshouse Mountains Zone Juniors Future Tour and we had 65 players in the field across 18, 9, 6 and 3 hole events. The day went very well with the course in top shape and beautiful weather for the event.
As can be seen from the smiles in the photo the Bribie team had a fun filled day. In the front row Samuel Conroy (left) and Braith Ferguson (right) are holding up their vouchers for winning the 3 hole Nett and Gross events respectively. Zane Ridgeway (back 2nd from left) was the Nett winner in the 6 hole event and Joey Ritchie (back 3rd from left) was the runner-up in the same event. Baxter Smith (not in picture) won the Gross runner-up prize in the 18 holes.
|Sunday 9 June 2019
Our Junior group played at Ashgrove in the 4th round of the GMGZ Future Tour on 9 June. Nina Bohan played a great round finishing Nett Runnerup on a countback with a wonderful score of 64 nett. Nina is pictured (right) with her trophy and with Zac Heading who has stepped up from the 9 hole competition to complete his first 18 hole event in the Future Tour.
Our other winners were Stephanie Egeberg who won the 3 hole nett event and Braith Ferguson took out the 3 hole pin shot. You have to love those winners smiles!
|Sunday 19 May 2019
The Zone Future Tour moved to Pine Rivers Golf Club on 19 May and Bribie Island had 11 participants, a record for the past few years. Lots of players were new to the Future Tour and everyone had a fun day despite some early drizzle. It was our “old hands” who took out some events however, with Zoe Brooks continuing her good form to win the 6 Hole Gross event and Holly Egeberg winning runner-up 3 Hole Gross.
Everyone played close to their handicaps on the day which was a great result for all.
|Sunday 5 May 2019
Three of our juniors participated in the Districts’ Short Course Championships at Maleny on 5 May. Jointly run by the Men’s and Women’s Districts the Championship focusses on those up and coming players in the 6 hole and 9 hole Divisions only. Bribie Island had 2 winners on the day, Zac Heading played 3 under his handicap to take out the Boys 9 Hole Gross event on a countback, while Zoe Brooks won the Girls 6 Hole Gross trophy. Maleny Golf course was in fine condition but the hills and thick rough proved a tough challenge for all the players
Jack Brooks – showing great form in the 6 Hole Championship
Sunday 28 April 2019
he second round of the Zone’s Future Tour was held at Woodford Golf Club on Sunday 28 April and Bribie Island was well represented in all 4 divisions with a total of 10 entrants who all acquitted themselves very well and had great fun.
Cheyenne Smith, in her first Tour event, won the 3 hole Nett event and in the process dropped her handicap from 12 to 9 on her first attempt. She won the event on a countback from Bribie Island sisters, Stephanie and Holly Egeberg. With 5 entrants in the 6 hole event we had plenty of good scores with Zane Ridgeway taking out the Nett event with a score of 14. This was 6 under Zane’s handicap, while Zoe Brooks and Liam Haidle also improved their handicaps on the day..
The next Future Tour event is at Pine Rivers on 9 May. Entries can be made on the sheet in the Junior Shed or by email to email@example.com
Sunday 31 March 2019
The first GHMZGA Junior Futures Tour event was held at Laidley Golf Club on Sunday 31 March 2019 and 5 of our very keen juniors made the trek to play. It was a very successful day for Bribie Island with Jack Brooks winning the 3 hole gross event and the Nearest the Pin. Stephanie Egeberg, in her first Future Tour outing, had the equal best Nett score and won Nett Runnerup on a countback.
In the 6 hole event Zoe Brooks mirrored her brother’s wins with her Gross Winner trophy and the 6 hole Nearest the Pin. Holly Egeberg (3 holes) and Zac Heading (9 holes) also returned good scores. Many thanks to the very keen parents and caddies for taking them such a distance to compete.
The next Future Tour event is on 28 April and as it is much closer to home at Woodford we hope to have more players from Bribie Island. Click here GMZJGA Future Tour Woodford 2019 to get the entry form for this event and details can be emailed to the Junior Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or directly to the Zone at email@example.com
JUNIOR GOLF CLINICS
Coaching every Saturday morning and Tuesday afternoon for 2019:
Term 4 – Saturday 12 October to Saturday 7 December
- Coaching Clinics and Fun Events for Junior Golfers and those just starting out
- Great coaching with our young PGA Professionals, all equipment provided – $90 a Term
- Come along to join in the group fun – learn a new sport or sharpen your golfing skills
- Cadet Membership of the Bribie Island Golf Club only $30 for 2019
- Call the Golf Shop on 3408 1457 to book a place
UPCOMING JUNIOR EVENTS
Click here to view the Junior events in the zone: Glasshouse Mountains Junior Events
Click here to view the Junior events in the zone: Sunshine Coast South Burnett District Events
Golf – A great game for children of all ages.
Below is a list of the “Top 10 Reasons Kids Should Play Golf” as recommended by the Player Development Committee of the PGA of America – a group dedicated to introducing the game to people of all abilities and backgrounds.
- Develop Life Long Benefits: Benefits of golf include making life-long friends and learning a game that can be played.
- Spend Quality Time with Family: Golf can be an event around which all family members can gather for several hours. It is a great opportunity for parents to provide positive feedback and encouragement to children.
- Spending Time Outdoors: Walking and being active in the outdoors allows for breathing in fresh air and establishes healthy exercise habits, far beyond indoor video games or television.
- Business Skills: In addition to etiquette and the ability to play comfortably with new acquaintances, golf teaches self-confidence, improves the ability to work with numbers, and applies problem solving skills that are critical in business.
- Anyone Can Play: Men, women, children, people from all over the globe and all walks of life come together on a golf course. The diversity found on a golf course opens young golfers to a broader view of the world and all people.
- Self-Improvement: Golf challenges the player toward constant self-improvement. Players analyze what they did well and what has to change to improve. Players develop habits of self-improvement by self-analysis skills, seeking professional instruction, and accepting critiques from others.
- Etiquette and Values: Golf has a rich tradition of etiquette which lives on today. Playing golf teaches youth how to behave towards self and others, and imparts values such as truthfulness and strength during adversity.
- Health: Golf is an active game and is less injury prone than contact sports. Conditioning for golf improves strength of core muscles that support the spine, improves flexibility, and allows participants the opportunity to be active and fit.
- Controlling Emotions: In golf as in life, there are achievements and disappointments. Learning from mistakes and overcoming obstacles improves a player’s game, and teaches them to optimistically carry out the same pattern in day to day life.
- Fun: Young people grow up too quickly in today’s busy, technological world. Gathering with friends to play golf gives young golfers the opportunity to spend enjoyable times in friendly competition or collegial companionship.
Bribie Island Golf Club has a well coordinated Junior Golf program.