What is the Sydney Metropolitan Junior Pennant?
The Junior Pennant in the Sydney Metropolitan area is a six person team match play event for boys and girls combined. The format for 2016 has all members playing handicap match play. Clubs competing in this competition will be divided into divisions. Play amongst the division will produce a winning team who will then compete against other division winners in the quarter finals, semi-finals and the final. The overall metropolitan winner will then compete in a state final series against the teams from District Golf Associations around NSW to find the overall State Junior Pennant Champions.
The NSW Golf Association first ran this event in 1952 due to a lack of junior tournaments. At the time the Junior Championship was the only event on the calendar specifically for juniors and it was a 36 hole individual stroke event. During this founding year five teams of five players participated in the event. In 1954 the format changed and a second division was added. Teams in Division One had unlimited handicap restrictions, meaning all five players could be off scratch, while in Division Two, two players had to be off six or less with the remaining three players on a handicap higher than six.
The Bankstown team were the first official recorded winners of the event taking out the 1953 Championship. Fifty nine years later the same club captured the title in 2012 over Cronulla at the Liverpool Golf Club.
Moore Park defeated Hurstville to win the 2016 Junior Pennant at The Lakes Golf Club
2017 Event Dates:
The dates for the 2017 Metropolitan competition will be as follows:
Round 1 - Sunday 8th October
Round 2 - Sunday 15th October
Round 3 - Sunday 22nd October
Round 4 - Sunday 29th October
Round 5 - Sunday 5th November
Quarter Final – 12th November
Semi Final - 26th November
Final - 3rd December
JNJG are hoping to get as many teams as possible involved in the Junior Pennants this year. Please see the links below for more information and to get your club involved
If you require further information please contact Greg Watkinson on 0407 422 112 or email@example.com.