Western Australia star Lee has recently signed to play for Stanford University next year – and follow in the footsteps of Tiger Woods – but showed a career in teaching might also be within his vast capabilities after conducting a masterclass on bunker play.
Every child got a one-on-one session with Lee, after playing on the manicured Lake Karrinyup layout, as a memorable season finished on a high with a presentation ceremony hosted by GolfWA Game Development Manager Billie May to mark the year.
The trophies were handed out for the winners, and place-getters, across the four divisions over the course of The Smarter Than Smoking GolfWA Junior Tour with Healthway Sponsorship Officer Vienna Dryka in attendance to congratulate the winners.
Spencer Harrison won the Stableford competition ahead of Sola Tonaka and Connor Wirth, while Jasper Inglis claimed the Modified Stroke Shield. Benjamin Nesbit and Jayden Fong were second and third respectively.
Jackson Hearn won the newly-created Nine Hole Tiger Tees, ahead of Jay Deoskar and Blake Wager. Bryce Bell won the Five Hole Tigers Tees from Amelie Reed and Kayla Clarke.
There was also a special mention at the awards ceremony for Zach Murray after he graduated from the Junior Tour programme having won all three division titles before this season.
Zach was one of the original players from the tour’s first since in 2012 and can now play in Junior Opens.
The 17-event Smater Than Smoking GolfWA Junior Tour allows beginner golfers aged 12 or below an opportunity to take the skills they are learning onto the golf course.
The tour is a fun and friendly place for kids to come and challenge themselves on the best courses across the state with this year’s tour taking the players everywhere from Bakers Hill to Nedlands and the Goldfields.
The kids are placed in divisions to allow the growth for skills and knowledge while emphasising the enjoyment of the game.
Entry into each division is based upon a child’s ability and not necessarily their age.
Next year’s tour is set to start at Royal Perth Golf Club on January 19.
Details on the 2018 tour are set to be announced in the coming weeks on the GolfWA website while information can also be obtained by getting in contact with Billie May: email@example.com.
Smarter Than Smoking GolfWA Junior Tour results:
5 Hole Tiger Tees: 1. Bryce Bell (13.44); 2. Amelie Reed (10.12); 3. Kayla Clarke (9.86)
9 Hole Tiger Tees: 1. Jackson Hearn (14.31); 2. Jay Deoskar (13.54); 3. Blake Wager (12.22)
Modifield Stroke: 1. Jasper Inglis (13.14); 2. Benjamin Nesbit (12.93); 3. Jayden Fong (11.59).
Stableford: 1. Spencer harrison (13.58); 2. Sola Tonaka (12.91); 3. Connor Wirth (12.71).
:: GolfWA is looking for new ways to grow the game at every level in the state and you can help by simply following us on social media. Please click on any of the links below and like us!