The 2019 NB Family Classic, Adult Junior and Jim Connolly “Little Swingers” Heads Back to The Riverside Country Club

Golf NB
For Immediate Release –

2019 Jim Connolly ” Little Swingers” Tee Times
2019 NB Family Classic and Adult/Junior Tee Times

The NB Family Classic & the Jim Connolly “Little Swingers” are set to return to the Riverside Country Club on August 19th, 2019 for their third consecutive year. Jim Connolly called Riverside home for over 37 years and developed the “Little Swingers” junior program for ages 5 to 10. What started out as a club program has since been adopted at the national level and has transformed into what we know as the Future Links National Program.  Monday’s event will see 8 “Little Swingers” and their fathers in action, with 2-time defending champions Scott & Connor Weatherhead of Westfield Golf and Country Club returning and going for the three-peat. Trying to derail the Weatherhead team will be Jason and Jack Snow as well as Craig and Ethan Mills all from the Hampton Golf Club. The Little Swingers will start their day at 8:30 am with a clinic hosted by PGA of Canada Teaching Professional and Golf NB Technical Director Bari Gourley alongside Don Connolly, Head Professional at The Riverside Country Club. From there they will climb the hill to the 10th tee to start their 9-hole event with the first tee time at 9:30 and the last at 10:00 am.

Just before the Little Swingers start their rounds, the NB Family Classic will begin at 9:00 am off the number one tee with the Mother/Daughter division starting first. 12-time Mother/Daughter winners and the 2018 defending champions, Kathryn & Kathy Meagher of Fredericton Golf Club, will be teeing it up for another year in hopes of staying on top of their division. The 2018 runner-up (and first-time competitors) team of Mona and Sara Meldrum of Sackville Country Club were only 1 shot behind the leading pair by the end of their 18 holes last year and this year they are returning with the title in their grasp and desire to take it home. The Father/Daughter division will see at least 1 new champion as defending champion Doug Sullivan, owner of Country Meadows has paired himself with granddaughter Claire Konning this year since Susan is unable to compete.  In the running and looking to add their names to the trophy are 11 teams including last year’s runner-up team of Ed Moore and Tracy Gallant.  Carole and Brian Dalrymple cannot defend their Mother/Son title this year as Brian is playing in the Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship in Ontario so 6 teams will be seeing whose names will adorn the trophy. Past Champions, Lois and Greg Stewart from the home club and Debbie and Steve McLaughlin from Fox Creek are looking forward to the prospect becoming Champions again.  Defending Champions Darren and Nick Ritchie who hail from the Hampton Golf Club are back to defend their title in the Father/Son division. They will receive some pressure from the Shannon duo from Welsford, Kingswood Apprentice Golf Professional Jake Ward and his Dad Jeff, as well as Dan and Josh Hurley from Hampton Golf Club and the Riverside Country Club, respectively.

It is going to be a fun yet competitive day at the Riverside Country Club on Monday August 19th for the Golf NB Family Classic. We look forward to families coming together to enjoy the game of golf we all love.

Golf New Brunswick (Golf NB), a not for profit organization founded in 1934, is the official governing body for amateur golf in New Brunswick.  In January of 2006, the New Brunswick Golf Association (NBGA) officially merged with the New Brunswick Ladies Golf Association (NBLGA), resulting in one united governing body for amateur golf in the province.  Programs offered by Golf NB to its 10,000 members include: 12 provincial events, rules of golf education, course rating and handicap services, junior golf development programs and member club marketing initiatives.