Junior Pennant News
The Blue team faced Keysborough who had only lost 1/2 a point from the first 2 matches.
Josh Gong won his match 7/6 and Elbert Kim was rock solid winning 6/5. Eric Zhuang and Lachlan Snart both came up against strong opponents and whilst both boys played to their handicap it wasn’t quite enough on the day.
Michael Yuen led all day and closed out his match on the 16th giving Riversdale a 3 – 2 lead. Nick Horvath was the last player on course and after building a strong lead thru 9 was then faced with a spirited fight back from his opponent. After a nice 5 wood to the front of the 17th green, Nick played a beautiful chip that rolled gentle into the cup to secure the win.
The win gives the Blue team an outside chance of still making the finals.
John Horvath. And what do you do after a Pennant Game? You practice your putting.
The White Team
Congratulations to all players in our match against Woodlands last Sunday.
Although we were not successful losing 4/2, all players put in great efforts and we were unlucky in a couple of matches that could have gone our way. Well done to Zane winning 4/3 with Amy and Noah halving their matches.
The positive sportsmanship was very obvious in all matches and all players are a credit to themselves, parents and Riversdale Arthur Loughridge
The Gold Team
Great win last Sunday again led by Captain Tyler, who was able to make his winning speech.
School Sports Victoria
Congratulations to Eric Zhuang who made the Victorian 12 and under Team with an 83 gross.
|2018 Boys & Girls Amateur Championships|
Two of Riversdale’s finest Juniors, Blair Mason and Alice Fan are competing in the Australian Amateur Championships
Akysha Karunaratne on the 22nd March 2018 shot 46 over 9 holes to win the SSV – Eastern Golf Club : Tournament Winner for Senior Girls and the Overall Winner for Junior and Senior Boys and Girls. Well done Akysha
JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
- The Riversdale Golf Club Junior Open
- Junior Championship
- Meet Riversdale’s Future
- Junior Pennant
- Junior Development Trophy
- Competition and Coaching Programs
- Scholarship Program
- Team App and What’s App
- Cadet Program
Committee: Tini McKimm (Junior Development Co-ordinator & Director),
Lin Perraton (Womens’ Captain), Ron Mathieson (Club Captain),
Rob Huther (Director), John McNamara (Director), John Horvath (Club Pro),
Jan Hays (Womens’ Vice-President), Chris Davis and Peter Mason.
SSV Secondary Schools Golf Competition
Congratulations to Today’s winners of the SSV Secondary Schools Golf Competition held at Riversdale
Aaron Tran ( Riversdale Cadet) Akysha Karunaratne (Riversdale Junior)
27th November 2016
Riversdale Junior Open
20 January 2017
|Lin Perraton (Women’s Captain)|
|Christian Chierego 36 pts c/b||Riversdale||A Grade Runner Up|
|Ben Henkel 38 pts||Curlewis||A Grade Winner|
|Mitchell Mccombe 38 pts||Southern||B Grade Winner|
|Toby Crouch 37 pts||Eastwood||B Grade Winner|
|Michael Yuen 40 pts||Riversdale||C Grade Winner|
|Zac Bambridge 37 pts||Drouin||C Grade Runner Up|
|Angelique Brandt 39 pts||Victoria||Under 18 Girls Winner|
|Anna Gu 34 pts (cb)||Box Hill||Under 18 Girls Runner Up|
|George Ruzbacky||Riversdale||NTP 3rd Boys|
|Jessica Leigh||Sandringham||NTP 3rd Girls|
|Katya Adkin||Peninsula Kingswood||NTP 14th Girls|
|Rupert Toomey||Huntingdale||NTP 14th Boys|
|Ron Mathieson (Mens Captain)|
|Tini McKimm (Junior Development)|
The final round of the Junior Pennant was held on the Sunday 27th November 2016. at Spring Valley. Spring Valley won on the day. Our Team put up a very good fight this year. Well, done everyone. It was the first time many of players had played this format and I know they will walk away knowing they have improved their golf and knowledge.
Lachlan Tatterson went through under defeated. Fabulous result.
Pennant News 13th November
The Pennant Team won against Kingswood 3.5-2.5.
Well done to everyone and thank you to all the supporters, we were certainly out in force.
Our next match will be on the 27th of November at Spring Valley.
We have many of the Juniors and Cadets competing in events this week.
Nick Horvath – Cadet Will be competing in the 2016 Victorian Primary Schools Regional Final
The following members are playing at 2016 Stuart Appleby Signature Tournament on Sunday the 20th at Gardners Run
Jordon Yuen – Cadet
Michael Yeun – Cadet
Alice Fan and Henry Fewell will be playing in the Dunes Medal over 4 days from the 22nd to the 25th of November.
Good Luck to all these players . We hope you enjoy the challenge.
We have had some exciting news for Blair Mason, he has been invited to be a flag bearer at the World Cup Golf Opening Ceremony in Federation Square on the 22nd Nov 6.00pm.
This is great honour!
|On Sunday the Junior Pennant Team hosted Woodland’s No. 1 Team. This resulted in a draw. It was a very tightly fought contest. Well don to all the team. The selected team for Sunday the 6th November Riversdsale vs Kingston Heath at Riversdale with a 12pm hit off will be:
1st Emergency: Amy Yu
2nd Emergency: Akysha Karunaratne
We wish them the best of luck.
Last week two of our Juniors competed in School Events.
Hole In One
|On Sunday the 30th of October Jack Tatterson shot a Hole in One on the 2nd hole at Portsea.
Junior Development Trophy 2016
JUNIOR OPEN 2016
Congratulations to Blair Mason and Aaron Tran (Cadet) on making it to the SSV Secondary Schools Junior State Final to be played at Gardiners Run Golf Club on Friday 28th October 2016
We wish them well.
|Henry Fewell||Winner Boy’s Junior Club Champion 2016|
|Alice Fan||Winner Girl’s Junior Club Champion 2016|
Well Done to:
Future Champions Trophy 2016 (Vic Golf Rankings) as at June 2016
|Christian Chierego||Currently 18th|
|Henry Fewell||Currently 21st|
|Blair Mason||Currently 53rd|
|Aaron Tran (Cadet)||Currently 76th|
|Harry Zhang (Cadet)||Currently 79th|
|Ahila Krishnamurthi||Currently 14th|
|Aneka Krishnamurthi||Currently 18th|
Stuart Appleby Signature Tournament
Congratulations to Lachlan Tatterson on terrific round of golf at the Stuart Appleby Signature Tournament. Lachlan was the winner of the nett event with a 66, Aaron Tran also had a good day with a nett 72.
Playing The Course
Members are welcome to accompany their children or grandchildren (under 18 years) on the course any day of the week after 4pm.
Some things to consider when promoting the game to juniors:
- Have fun – don’t worry about results.
- Tee the ball up on the fairway.
- Play shorter holes – from the ladies markers or the start of the fairway.
- Play Ambrose or other fun variations of the game
- Teach basic rules and ettiquete – i.e. carry sand buckets, where to stand, courtesy to other players, pace of play etc.