Jack back in state line-up
MAKING a primary schools state team is usually a once in a lifetime highlight, but local golfer Jack Pountney has achieved the honour three times.
Next month Pountney will tee off for a third time as part of the New South Wales team.
The left-hander, who plays off a handicap of seven, will be heading to Toowoomba early in November, where the state team will play matches against South Australia, Queensland and Victoria.
“Queensland have been pretty strong the last two years so it would be good if we could beat them,” Pountney said.
The Coffs Harbour member has been practising hard since making the team through a qualifying event held in Mudgee at the start of September. Fellow Coffs players Joe Feltis and Angus Hickey just missed making the team.
Not even the recent spate of wet weather has stopped the 12 year-old from working on his game.
“I’ve been playing consistently lately and I think that’s because Coffs has been in good condition,” Pountney said.
“That’s good because it’s meant I could play more and use the practice facilities.”
Pountney started playing when he was six.