On 14 Dec, the third monthly tournament of NACIS golf team in the 2019 academic year concluded at the Shanghai Hongqiao Golf Course, where 20 players from primary division and 13 players from the junior high division competed. Although it was very chilly, the junior players were having a great time and achieved their best results during in this three-hour tournament. Jiale Wu from 5 Oak and Ronald Zheng from 7 Oak won the championship in their respective division. The team of “Nord”, consisting of 17 players, won the group competition against the team of “Anglia”.
In the primary division, as everyone expected, Jiale Wu from 5 Oak successfully defended the championship with 37 strokes, Eric Zhang from 3 Oak, and Jayden Ye from 5 Oak ranked No. 2 with 46 strokes, and No. 3 with 46 strokes respectively. While in the junior high division, Ronald Zheng from 7 Oak won the championship with 39 strokes, Wiley Hang from 8 Elm and Bruce Cai from 7 Yew, ranked No. 2 with 42 strokes and No. 3 with 43 strokes respectively; Furthermore, four special prizes were given to three players: Wiley Hang won the closest pin award for Hole 7; Bruce Cai won the closest pin award for Hole 2; Wiley won the best birdie award, and Grace Dou from 8 Sycamore won the best etiquette award.
Hongqiao golf club is a 9-whole executive course, with lots of hidden hazards such as difficult bunkers and water barriers, but the junior golfers seriously treated every stroke, kept a calm status, played their own rhythm, and eventually achieved a very happy ending for this year’s tournaments.
Fifteen parents volunteered to organize the tournament and were divided into 5 groups: Signup team, Referee team, Photograph team, Coaching team, and Broadcasting team. The whole tournament went through smoothly, timely and professionally, and the volunteer organizers are well prepared for the next big event.
On 6 Jan 2019, the Year-end Final will be held in Shanghai Silport Golf Club, which will be the biggest event ever in the history of NACIS community golf team. One mysterious guest will show up and play golf with the junior players.
We are looking forward to having more NACIS students to join our golf team, to practice the 5C concepts “Community” brought up by Principal Nick. Be ambitious!
Player of the month：Wiley Hang from 8 Elm
Wiley Hang says: It is my great honor to play golf in NACIS community golf team. I grew a lot in the team, not only in my golf skills, but also in my golf mind and persistence. I sincerely hope that all teammates can keep on doing the good work, and believe that the hard work will eventually pay off. I am very excited for the coming Year-end Final and look forward to having a great performance. Go, team, go!