Lincoln, NE – The Country Club of Lincoln played host to the NJG TEAM GOLF championship presented by Five Points Bank on Friday, August 9th, 2019. Through 9-hole team competitions, TEAM GOLF serves as an introduction to tournament play for junior golfers, age 7-13. Designed to serve the beginning golfer with minimum experience, TEAM GOLF’s format can be played by anyone regardless of skill. TEAM GOLF helps young golfers learn the game with a set of beginner friendly rules such as no hazards, stroke limits, and the ability to drop a ball out of a bunker. Along with these rules, TEAM GOLF is also played through a scramble format allowing the golfers to have fun competing together as a team.
The Divot Dogs from Wilderness Ridge GC are your 2019 TEAM Golf Champions! They scored 41 points to get the job done and cap off their tremendous season. The team out of Wilderness Ridge is coached by PGA Professionals, Chris Thomson, Mike Schuchart, Alex Carper and Sarah Pravecek. The champions of this event were Carson Thurber, Carter Honnens, Walker Nannen, Bobby Li, Ben Kottmeyer and Eddie Zhang. Finishing runner up in the championship was the Fremont Express, and finishing in 3rd and 4th were the Happy Hollow Hotsticks and the CCL Blackshirts. Each of these teams had a great season and rightfully earned their spot into the TEAM Golf championship. Congratulations again to this year’s TEAM Golf champions, the Wilderness Ridge Divot Dogs.
Special thanks to our season long presenting sponsor, Five Points Bank and to host PGA Professional, Nick Muller, PGA as well as the entire Country Club of Lincoln staff for hosting such an incredible season ending event!