The first ever “SUMMER SLAM” event for Juniors was held at Royal Canberra on Sunday 7th January 2018. Seven teams of Juniors played in this new event that had been organised by Royal’s Assistant Golf Pro Adrian Lees.
Teams of six players each, represented the following Clubs – Belconnen/MCC combined, Catalina/Yowani Combined, Federal, Gungahlin Lakes, Queanbeyan, Royal and Yowani. Skills ranged from the elite level scratch Junior golfer to high handicappers. It was arranged as a 9-hole then 6-hole then 3-hole gradual elimination event using S/F points for scoring. As can been seen from the scores players with higher handicaps often managed to play all 3 rounds.
A great deal of fun was had by all involved and Adrian and Royal are to be highly commended for trying something different.
2018 Royal Canberra Summer Slam Junior Team Knockout Results
Long Drive Girls – Amber Thornton (Queanbeyan) Long Drive Boys – David Howard (Belconnen)
NTP Girls 13th – Silka Solomon (Yowani) NTP Boys 17th – Kartik Sharma (Queanbeyan)
Shootout Hole – Justin Mann (Queanbeyan)
Best Individual Girls 9 hole score – Emily Dickinson (Catalina) Best Individual Boys 9 Hole score – Calum McCann (Belconnen)
1. Belconnen/Murrumbidgee 168 2. Catalina/Yowani 165
3. Queanbeyan 154
4. Yowani 153
5. Royal Canberra 153
6. Gungahlin Lakes 146
7. Federal 131
1. David Howard 2. Riley Wilcox 3. Rowan Harrison 4. Amber Tilley 5. Darcy McCann 6. Calum McCann