After two years in the events dept at Golf Victoria, Doug O'Keeffe has moved into a new role as Junior Events Coordinator. Doug's primary focus will be the delivery of the junior events pathway highlighted by the SAJG program.
Doug is a passionate golfer and a former SAJG player in his junior days. A member at Long Island CC, Doug has a love of the game as witnessed by a recent trip to the home of golf, St Andrews.
The 2014 Peninsula Junior Open is the next SAJG tournament on the calendar, to be played on October 2 and 3. The first round will be held at Sorrento GC with the final round being played at Portsea GC.
Defending champs are Ted Donoghue and Kallista Do, who will look to repeat their great form of last year.
Both courses are rated amongst Victoria's best and are always a great test of golf. Entries are now open!
The 2014 Series is hotting up with just one round to be played at Sandhurst in late August. The Regional Series Cup has been scaled back to the "best 54" to reflect the drop to 7 events in line with the other divisions.
A number of players are in with a chance to take the overall gross honours and claim the cup. Div B sees Kyle Brooks with a good lead and Montana Lewis is well out in front in Div C.
The series winner will be invited to compete as a Victorian Representative at the 2014 Srixon International in New South Wales.
Konrad Ciupek showed his consistent form by taking out the 2014 Yarrawonga Mulwala Junior Open by 7 shots in cold conditions. Konrad returned rounds of 72 and 70 (both best rounds of the day) for a two under par total.
Emily Smith also had a strong victory, winning by 4 shots from Alex Hilliard.
Nett honours went to Jordan Mowat from Belvoir Park, returning a 36 hole total of 135, including a great second round nett 64.
For the first time the SAJG Rookie Series will be played on the famed Melbourne sandbelt at the magnificent Kingston Heath GC. The third event in the series will be played on the morning of Tuesday, July 8. It is a great chance to play the course both Tiger Woods and Adam Scott rank amongst the world's finest.
An updated calendar and entry form appear on the Rookie Series page and SAJG urges all aspiring young players to get their entries in early as places are limited.