The Club Catalina Golfing Ladies have welcomed into their ranks, two aspiring young golfing Juniors, sisters Sophie and Bronte Eppelstun. Over the summer holiday season, both girls have participated in a number of the Ladies competition events. Not only have they been successful in reducing their handicaps considerably but on occasions, being rewarded with small victories.
Sophie, now aged 14, is the eldest sibling. She joined the Junior ranks with an initial playing handicap of 45 in August 2018. Sophie now plays off 8 and is a Division 1 player in the Ladies golf competitions. Two years younger, Bronte also travelled through the cadet system and earned her playing handicap of 45 in November 2020 as a Junior Golfer. Currently she is playing off 24 and it won’t be long before she joins her sister in Division 1.
The girls receive loads of encouragement and support from their family, particularly their parents, Grace Ting and Craig Eppelstun together with their proud grandmother, Beth, all of whom are committed golfers themselves.
It is a pleasure having these young women play in our Ladies’ competition. For youngsters, they have incredible ability, a firm knowledge of rules and course etiquette and lots of enthusiasm for the game. They both have played pennants for the Far South Coast Junior Pennant Team and Sophie has represented her school and the Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn in Junior tournaments.
Both girls are shining examples of what can be achieved through the Club Catalina’s Cadet and Junior programs. The way forward for them is very positive. Well done girls.