Queensland Golf Industry Awards

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QLD Junior Golf Patron Charlie Earp and Junior Man Amateur Golfer of the year Louis Dobbelaar.

RACV Royal Pines Resort last night hosted the QLD Golf Industry Awards Night, recognizing the outstanding performance of individuals, golf clubs and companies in the past 12 months.

With more than 400 invitees and icons from the game, including Charlie Earp, Wayne Grady, Paul King and Peter Senior, the night is recognized by the performance of the PGA (QLD / NT), Golf Management Australia – Queensland Division, Golf Australia as well as the Golf Course Superintendents Association of Queensland.

A total of 31 awards were presented during the evening, with the Keperra Country Golf Club handing out the coveted GMAQ Golf Club of the Year Award.

Golf Australia presented six prizes, including Peter Turner from North Stradbroke Island Golf Club for Volunteer of the Year, Shae Wools-Cobb for male amateur player of the year, Rebecca Kay for female amateur player of the year, Louis Dobbelaar for junior male amateur golfer of the year Year, Cassie Porter for Junior Female Amateur Golfer of the Year, and Murgon Golf Club for QLD Golf Club of the year (fewer than 400 members).

Winners background:

Shae Wools-Cobb – 2018 Queensland male amateur golfer of the year
2018 was a rewarding year for Shae Wools-Cobb thanks to promising results and turned professional at the end of October.

The 23-year-old Sunshine Coast resident enjoyed prominent national representative selections at prestigious events, including the Eisenhower Trophy in Ireland, Asia-Pacific Amateur in Singapore, and was one of Australia's two-person teams that represented the Asia-Pacific at the Bonallack. Qatar trophy wins against Europe.

His home bottom performance included Queensland Academy of Sport selection for the fourth consecutive year, semi-finalist berth at the Australian Men's Amateur and low amateur at the Queensland PGA in Toowoomba.

After completing earning amateur tournaments at the Asia-Pacific Diamond Cup in Japan and reaching world number 24, he became a professional for his open state, the Isuzu Queensland Open.

Shae rightly has the title & # 39; Queens Amateur Golfer of the Year & # 39; from Queensland and we wish him every success on the professional circuit

Rebecca Kay – 2018 Queensland Female amateur golfer of the year
Rebecca (Becky) Kay enjoyed a very successful 2018 completion as the third player on the Australian amateur rating system.

Becky's successful season began with top 10 finishes with the Australian Amateur, NSW Amateur and T28 against a high-profile field at the Vic Open.

The 20-year-old claimed the victory over the Riversdale Cup and continued to complete a trifecta by successfully defending her Rene Erichsen Salver and Bowra & D & A's Classic titles.

Among many highlights, the Coolangatta Tweed Heads member received the Karrie Webb Scholarship for the second consecutive year and represented Australia at world-class events including the inaugural Women & # 39; s Amateur Asia-Pacific in Singapore, Queen Sirikit Cup in Thailand and the Espirito Santo Trophy. in Ireland, also finishing with an individual 6th place.

In November, Becky made history as the first woman in the 94-year history of the Queensland Open to participate in the ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia event alongside the men.

Becky & # 39; s brilliant results in 2018 have cemented her as one of Australia & # 39; s top ranked amateur golfers.

Louis Dobbelaar – 2018 Queensland Junior Man Amateur golfer of the year
It was certainly a grateful year for Louis Dobbelaar thanks to his consistent efforts in 2018.

The 17-year-old successfully led the Queensland Boys & # 39; Interstate team to their first win since 2013 and was part of the Men & # 39; s Interstate team in Victoria.

Louis's achievements include top 5 finishes from some of the nation's highest ranked junior events, including the Amateur of the Australian Boys, NSW Junior and the Victorian Boys Amateur.

The Queensland Academy of Sport Athlete was also successful in his home country, claiming the Queensland Men & # 39; s Amateur with an amazing 6 & 4 victory and top 10 finishes in the Queensland Stroke Play and Junior Amateur.

The great results and consistency of Louis earned him a final position of Australia & # 39; s fifth ranked Male Junior, and Queensland & # 39; s Junior Male Amateur Golf of the Year

Cassie Porter – 2018 Queensland Junior female amateur golfer of the year
2018 was a breakthrough year for Cassie Porter that consistently ended with top results.

The Peregian Springs member has made a number of controversial victories, including the South Australian Junior Amateur, Northern Territory Amateur and the Greg Norman Junior Masters 17 Years & Under title.

Cassie finished in the top 5 of a record of 15 times 19 starts over remarkable amateur events, including runner-up at the Queensland and NSW Junior.

The 17-year-old also made her international representative debut at the Asian-Pacific Junior championship in Hong Kong with eight, with top-5 finishes at the South Pacific Junior Open and Aaron Baddeley International.

The exceptional results of Cassie are a brilliant representation of what still needs to happen for the emerging golfer.

Peter Turner – 2018 Queensland volunteer of the year
The current president of North Stradbroke Island Golf Club and golf enthusiast Peter Turner oversaw the management and management of the club that has achieved its financial sustainability and growth

During this time he contributed to the golf industry by developing and managing the inaugural 2018 Straddie Legends PGA Pro Am

His performance in 2018 included – new $ 50,000 sponsorship agreements, negotiated a new lease with the municipality, installed a new irrigation system.

The importance of the achievements in the last 12 months makes him the striking winner of this prize.

Murgon Golf Club – 2018 QLD Golf Club of the year (fewer than 400 members)

Murgon Golf Club is a volunteer-operated club located in the South Burnett region, three hours north of Brisbane.

Financially, the Club has been transformed from a few years ago on the brink of closure, until now in a strong financial position.

By implementing both women's and junior programs to encourage golf growth in the local community, Murgon GC increased its membership by 16% in the past year. Furthermore, the club is proud to have 14 adult indigenous members under its ranks.

The golf course has a well-deserved reputation as an excellent country course with fully irrigated fairways and greens built to the USGA standard. Since 2007, Golf Australia has chosen Queensland Office Murgon as the location for the native Queensland championships.

Murgon GC is not the only one in having passionate volunteers involved with a club, but it is a standard bearer in his governance and community involvement.

Congratulations to all finalists and winners.

For a complete list of winners, visit the PGA website.

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