MJ GOLF Performance

Month: May 2017

A massive congratulations to my student, Issy Taylor, who has been selected by Golf Australia to represent her country for the first time at the Toyota Junior World Cup in Japan June 11th-16th.
Issy is the first Junior to represent her country from Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club, which is an amazing achievement!
Issy is the reigning Queensland schools champion, was third in the national schools title, and last year became the youngest player to win the Gold Coast District women’s open title. Issy started playing golf only three years ago when she walked approached me for lesson – her improvement has been phenomenal.
This has been a team effort with Issy taking advice from @coolclubsoz @jeremycrossphysio @pmpstudios @racheljoneslifthpc @mjgolfperformance plus one other very well qualified professional!
I’m sure your parents are proud as we all are Issy! We look forward to hearing how you play in Japan!

A massive congratulations to my student Baxter Ward who has completed his degree while competing full time on the golf team at a NCAA Div 1 University!

An amazing achievement!  🏆🏆🏆

Baxter was named a first team CoSIDA men’s at-large Academic All-District selection!

Playing in her first Women’s Interstate Series, rookie 16-year old Issy Taylor from Sanctuary Cove has brought home 4 wins for the Queensland Women’s Team at Royal Freemantle.

Playing in #3 position Issy was up against older and more experienced players making her winning results of 7&6, 6&5, 5&4 and 1 up even more impressive. Her first time in the west, Issy also had to quickly adapt to the fast greens and cooler conditions. Her last round, played against Doey Choi from NSW, was tough with Doey holding on to win 2&1 but that didn’t stop them enjoying the round and making the most of a great day’s golf. Issy’s wins earned valuable points for Queensland which finished 4th overall.

Next stop for Issy is the Singapore Junior Championship 5-8 June. Being played at Seletar Country Club Issy will once again have to quickly adapt as this will be only her second international tournament but after a solid week at the interstate series we know this young rookie player has got what it takes. Go Issy!

Golf brings people together. As my students Norika Tsukamotoand Issy Taylor found on the Monday long weekend, golf’s a great way to spend an afternoon, share a story and enjoy some fun moments all the while playing on one of the best courses Sanctuary Cove Pines in Australia.


Preparing to compete in the Women’s interstate series next week as part of the Queensland team, 16-year old Issy played 9-holes with my newest student 18-year old Norika who has relocated from Japan to spend time in Australia improving her golf game.


A big fan of Japanese culture Issy picked up a few new Japanese phrases including ‘sugoi’ when Norika birdied the 4th par 3.

Well done girls! Great to see you playing good golf and enjoying the afternoon!

MJ Golf Performance can assist with lesson and membership packages for overseas golfers who wish to take advantage of Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club world class learning facilities.

On the Japan Tour in 2017, Brad Kennedy found something in his game to not only make the cut but finish top-10 at The Crowns tournament.

Brad Kennedy one of Australia’s most consistent performers in Japan in recent years, Kennedy had missed his first two cuts of the 2017 season with some poor golf but turned things around this week.

A two time winner on the Tour, Kennedy had failed to break 70 in 2017 but ended that streak with a second round 69 at the Nagoya Club.

He added scores of 66-67 over the weekend to improve his position on the leaderboard each day and eventually finished T9 at the Crowns JGTO.

Well done Brad👏👏👏👏💪💪💪

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