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Local Golf Legend Wayne “Radar” Riley Attends Beverley Park Junior Golf Competition

It was great to have Wayne “Radar” Riley attend last Saturday’s Junior Golf Competition.  Wayne was on hand to meet all the players and give them some great advice and words of encouragement.          

Wayne turned PGA professional in 1977 and had 6 professional wins including the 1991 Australian Open.  Wayne is also a very accomplished Golf and Sports Commentator with Sky Sports in the UK and covers many of the British and Europeans tournaments.

We had a great roll up of some 24 juniors from 12 different clubs including Woolooware, Cronulla, The Coast, The Australian, Randwick, Bexley, Bonnie Doon, and NSW Golf Courses.

“The kids love the opportunity to play with other kids from different clubs. It builds a young golfing community,” said Mytch Jeffrey, Director of Beverley Park Golf Club.

Wayne was on hand to see all the juniors tee off and provide some expert advice as well as having his photograph taken with all the junior competitors and even brought along his 1991 Australian Open trophy.

All the kids win a prize.  The event was won by Geoffrey Guan a very up-and-coming golfer who was formerly from Bexley Golf Club and is now at The Australian Golf Club.  “Remember the name” said Mytch, “He is definitely one to watch.”

He was amazed at the talent of many of the players and said that Australian junior golf is in good hands.  He enjoyed himself so much and was so impressed with the standard of play, he is coming back as our guest for the 2019 Bill McWilliam OAM St George Golf Masters at the end of the year.

A special thanks for Wayne for taking out time to attend our Junior Competition.

Beverley Park hosts Junior Golfers on a monthly basis via an Open Competition for boys and girls under the age of 18, who are members of an affiliated Golf Club and hold a current GA Handicap. Our next Event is on Saturday 25th May 2019.  Bookings are essential, please contact Beverley Park Pro Shop on (02) 9588 5828.

Another great roll up for our Junior Competition
Wayne took the time out to have a photograph (with the Australian Open trophy) with each starting group.  Well done Wayne.
Thanks to Mytch Jeffrey for the story and photos

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