First birdie in Junee junior golf competition wows

FLY LITTLE BIRDIE: Cody Hackett has shot the Junee Junior Golf Club's first recorded birdie during last Sunday's Back 9 Holes. Picture: Supplied
FLY LITTLE BIRDIE: Cody Hackett has shot the Junee Junior Golf Club's first recorded birdie during last Sunday's Back 9 Holes. Picture: Supplied

The Junee Junior Golf Back 9 Holes competition teed off at 9am last Sunday, September 24 at the Junee Golf Club. 

The competition produced among many achievements, the first recorded birdie in the junior competition so far. 

Jamie Whiles took out scratch winner on the day, and is starting to make a name for himself as a serious up-and-comer. 

He won first prize for the third time in Sunday’s competition. 

Whiles, playing off 16, shot 48 off the stick for a nett score of 32.

Bailey Willis was a close runner up, also playing off 16 but shooting 52 to finish on 36. 

“Bailey is always a consistent player, always contesting the lead,” Eliott Hackett, Junee Junior Gold coach said.

Nearest To Pin history was made at the tenth hole, with a beautiful shot by Cody Hackett.  

Hackett beat Lachlan Payne’s cracker of a shot to take the stakes with his record birdie. 

Mr Hackett shared some words of encouragement for his young golfers. 

“All the juniors are improving whether you think you are or not,” he said. 

“I am watching every one of you and the improvements in your swing.

“Keep up the practice and your game will improve.

“Remember keep your head down and eye on the ball.” 

All the juniors are improving whether you think you are or not, I am watching every one of you and the improvements in your swing. Keep up the practice and your game will improve

Eliott Hackett, junior golf coach

Mr Hackett said he’s also been in discussions with the Junior Golf Association’s Jack Newtown. 

A training day in the January school holidays is very much on the cards, with juniors to learn the ropes from golfers at the very top of their game. 

“We are organising five professional golfers to attend a training day,” he said.

Golf training is now being held on a weekly basis, but days differ week-to-week.

Those interested are encouraged to get in touch with the club.

Junee Junior Golf are on Facebook or email juneejuniorgolf@gmail.com for more information.