Ladies join the honour board after their championship win

HAPPY FACES: Joan Neate and Kerry Lollback are new champions from the Byron Bay Golf Club.

HAPPY FACES: Joan Neate and Kerry Lollback are new champions from the Byron Bay Golf Club.

TWO new names will be added to the ladies foursome champions board after Kerry Lollback and Joan Neate won the 27-hole championship at Byron Bay Golf Club with a score of 148.

Kerry, from Byron Bay, who only started playing golf six years ago, was the net winner earlier on with Carol Wells as her partner, but this is the first time she has succeeded in having the best gross score on the day and getting her "name up in lights" on the honour board.

Joan, from Mullumbimby, has an enviable background having won the Foursomes Championship in Darwin once, been the B grade gross winner twice in Darwin, once at Ocean Shores and once at Mullumbimby but again it is the first time she has been the Club Champion at Byron Bay.

Both ladies were stunned and amazed to find themselves the winners after playing the first nine holes very well but the other 18 holes were "ordinary but steady", Joan said.

Runners up were Sue Charles and Alex Thomas - only one shot behind the leaders.

Net winners were Pippa Crane and Perri Young with 117 while Stella Hetherington and Marcia Kelly were runners up.

The ladies play Tuesday and Thursday each week.

Jack Newton Junior Championship

Byron Bay and Ocean Shores golf club will host the Jack Newton Junior Championship next month

About 240 junior golfers will play in the four-day event from July 6-9.

Players who make the cut will compete in the final round at Byron Bay.

Ballina Golf Club will host a two-day junior event on July 4-5.

The Jack Newton organisation aims to deliver golf to girls and boys under 18 years of age in New South Wales.

Newton has been the driving force behind junior golf development since the group started in 1986.

It aims to promote pathways at school and club level to push teenage golfers further in the sport.