Junior Golf

Junior Pennant News

The Blue Team

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.
The final of the Australian Schools  Competition will be played on the Bellarine Peninsula in November .
We wish him all the best in his golfing endeavours.

2018 Boys & Girls Amateur Championships

Two of Riversdale’s finest Juniors, Blair Mason and Alice Fan are competing in the Australian Amateur Championships
11th to 13th April 2018 .  Watch their progress by following the links below.  




Australian Girls’ Amateur Championship

Australian Boys’ Amateur Championship  


Junior News 
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               


  • 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)

Junior Pennant
27th November 2016


Riversdale Junior Open 
20 January 2017

Winners Photo 2017From Left to right:

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)    

Results Boys

Results Girls



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.

In the photo we have Declan Godfree, Harry Zhang, Blair Mason (Captain), Lachlan Tatterson, Amy Yu and Akysha Karunaratne.

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

 Blaiir Mason
Liam Hibbert
Aaron Tran
Lachlan Tatterson
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!


Pennant Update

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:

  1. Christian Chierego
  2. Blair Mason 
  3. Heng (Harry) Zhang
  4. Lachlan Tatterson
  5. Declan Godfree
  6. Nick Horvath

1st Emergency: Amy Yu

2nd Emergency: Akysha Karunaratne

We wish them the best of luck.

ick Horvath missing from photo.


School Events

Last week two of our Juniors competed in  School Events.
Nick Horvath  competed in the Victorian Primary Schools Golf 9 Hole Divisional where he qualified with a very respectable score of 46 for the Regional Final in November.
Blair Mason competed in the SSV Secondary Schools Junior Final and came a very commendable 14th in a field of 65 players. 


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

 Round 1 Results


Final Results Boys

Final Results Girls


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.

Congratulations to:     

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.

Well done

 Register for the Riversdale Junior Open 


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.



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