If you’re in Queensland on holidays or a local that loves their golf, beaches, restaurants or just relaxing with friends, then you really can’t go past the beautifully presented and friendly hospitality that Maroochy River Golf Club and what the Sunshine Coast has to offer.
The Maroochy River Golf Club is situated in Bli Bli, a casual five minute drive from the Sunshine Coast Airport.
As is the case with all Sunshine Coast Courses, Maroochy River is part of the gateway to the beautiful, world-renowned Sunshine Coast – Queensland, where you have everything on offer, from the Australian Zoo in the Glass House Mountains, to the hinterland on the Great Dividing Range, Underwater World, Eumundi Markets, that boasts some of the world’s best beaches in Mooloolaba, Alexandra Headland through to Maroochydore, Coolum, and the world-renowned Noosa beaches.
The Invincibles Tour on behalf of their members and junior golfers throughout South East Queensland, would like to pass on their thanks and appreciation to Charlie McGill (Secretary Manager) and the great team at their beautifully presented Golf Club.
The Tour would also like to pass on their thanks and appreciation to the great team in the Pro Shop, their bar staff, caterers, and ground staff for presenting their course and facilities in magnificent condition, but most importantly, for making everyone feel so welcome.
If you haven’t visited the beautifully presented Maroochy River Golf Club (Queensland - Australia) or enjoyed a round of golf on their challenging par 72 links layout, that's situated a comfortable fifty-five-minute drive North of Brisbane, then you are really missing out on one of Queensland’s and the Sunshine Coasts newest and most enjoyable experiences.
To find out more click on: http://maroochyrivergolfclub.com.au/
Anybody who has ever played at Maroochy River will know that it can be windy – very windy. But, lucky for us, the winds were gentle on Sunday, and the rain stayed away, when some of the best young golfers in south-east Queensland assembled for the Maroochy River Junior Open where none of the 100-plus competitors, nor Andrew Darr (Junior Convenor) and Danielle Hill (Golf Australia), were going to waste a minute of their good fortune.
Maddison Kelly (Noosa) and Joshua Hirsch (Royal Pines) put in brilliant two-under-par performances to win the event, which incorporated the Qld – JGQ 18 Hole Points Challenge, cancelled earlier in the year and rescheduled due to the extreme weather at the time.
To witness both organisations joining forces to resolve what was a problem situation and turning it into a positive outcome was a win for everyone concerned and Maroochy River and Golf Australia should be applauded for their endeavour.
It gives everyone a good feeling when such a high-quality field take to the fairways to test their games and hopefully qualify for some of the many championships (invitations) that this tournament had on offer.
This was particularly so for Joshua Hirsch (Royal Pines), along with Nathan Jackson (Noosa), Jaxon Smith (Cooroy) and Noah Miller (Meadowbrook), who were gross winners in their respective divisions.
Gross winners in the girls’ divisions were Maddison Kelly (Noosa), Ionna Muir (Maroochy River) and Merrin Bartholomaues (Cooroy).
A huge congratulations to Safina Kyprianou (p4 below) for playing the perfect 9 iron into the 101-metre par three fourth hole with her first shot of the day.
Full results can be found by clicking on the link below:
Qualifiers for The Invincibles IGA Sunshine Coast Junior Masters Championship, which will be hosted by the very generous and supportive Peregian and Twin Waters Golf Clubs, and Noosa Springs Golf & Spa Resort during the last week of the September school holidays (Sunday the 25th, to Wednesday the 28th of September 2022) are Amy Jo (Surfers Paradise, p1 below) and Nathan Jackson (Noosa, p2).
Please note that Pelican Waters will be closed whilst carrying out renovations and Noosa Springs Golf Resort will host the final two days of the championship.
Because this was a combined event, two Course Cups were to be presented. But, with three players sharing the nett honours on 67, The Invincibles Tour has decided that all three competitors - Janie Carroll (Royal Queensland, p3 above), Jett Weizman (Maroochy River, p2 below) and Samara Dryden (Peregian p1 below) - would go through to contest the Gold Cup of Cups Championship, which will be hosted by the magnificently presented Noosa Springs Golf & Spa Resort on Sunday the 20th of November 2022, followed immediately by The Invincibles Annual Junior Presentation Dinner!
The Brett Martell Inter–Club Team Shield points are as follows: Maroochy River (205) earned the four points for winning round 8 of the 2022 Inter Club Team Shield, Noosa (210) earned two points for second, with Noosa Springs third on (212) in a countback with Hope Island to earn one point.
Highlights on the day included: Xavier Zischke’s brilliant 10-metre putt from off the third green that dropped into the hole to the great delight of everyone watching, Chase Lear’s chip in from 30 metres on the 5th, and Blair Green driving the green to within five feet on the 326m par four first hole to set up an eagle, and Glenda Misso’s brilliant photo of one of our juniors playing out of a bunker, which were just a few of the many, many highlights during the day.
Another fantastic highlight was witnessing young brother and sister duo, Xavier, and Zara Zischke, (Caloundra, p3-4 above) going head-to-head in the four-hole division, which Xavier won for his first ever victory with a score of 17. Zara recorded a 21.
The boys’ nine-hole division went to Rory McLean (Wynnam, p1) on 41, with Chase Lear (Maroochy River, p2) second on 42.
The girls’ nine-hole division was won by Jazarah Kamu (Meadowbrook, p3) on 47, with Bethany Bartholomaeus (Cooroy, p4) second with 47.
The Invincibles Tour, on behalf of their members and junior golfers throughout south-east Queensland, would like to pass on their thanks and appreciation to Andrew Darr (Junior Convenor), Jim Di Pietra (President) and their great team of volunteers at the beautifully presented Maroochy River Golf Club. They had their course and facilities set up magnificently to host the Junior Open, but most importantly, they made everyone feel welcome!
The Tour would like to pass on their thanks and appreciation to Danielle Hill (Golf Australia) for her incredible input and support of the day and thank Penny Smith for once again generously helping with scoring.
Her input helps enormously and is very much appreciated.
We would also like to make mention and thank Frank Schmidt for the enormous effort he puts in at events and behind the scenes.
The next Tour event on The Invincibles calendar is their IGA Sunshine Coast Junior Masters Championship, Sunday the 25th to Wednesday the 28th of September. (Via qualifying or invitation only).
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Their support helps us enormously with the promotion and development of Junior Golf on the Sunshine Coast which is something we don’t take for granted and very much appreciate.....
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