Emerging golfer Harry is 2016-17 Sports Star of Year

SCHOOLBOY golfing sensation Harry Doig was crowned 2016-17 TWT Club Six/Ryde Sports Foundation Sports Star of the Year at a Gala Presentation Dinner last Friday night at Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club.

The 17 year old scratch marker, who developed his game at Ryde-Parramatta Golf Club, showed his credentials by capturing the prestigious Maple Leaf Junior International Players Championship in Canada last August.

It was a tremendous achievement by the Year 12 Marist College Eastwood student who is now based at NSW Golf Club under the tutelage of head professional coach Bill Exten.

With a junior national ranking of 17, skilful Harry continues to carve his niche with NSW representative golf teams across the country.

He is pictured holding the Ross Horner Mayoral Trophy on stage alongside MC Ron Ryan with Grand Finalists Daniel De Santis (triathlon); Daisy Puckeridge and Petra Janda (gymnastics); Sam Liles (hockey); Noah Hain (athletics); Rory Scott (soccer/cricket); Ernie Speed (squash); Jacob Ibrahim (Dragon Boat paddling); Mateo Tatola (rugby league); Harry Doig (golf); Sophie Dwyer (netball); Olivia Wunsch (swimming) and Paul Wines representing Curtis Wilson (touch football).

Also on stage are Bennelong MP and Australian tennis legend John Alexander; Royal Rehab Ryde CEO Stephen Lowndes; Ryde Sports Foundation chairman Jim Hull; Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club Vice President Dennis Petkovich; Ryde Sports Foundation secretary Kim Clayton and executive members Neita Matthews and TWT Sports Editor Chris Karas.

Seated is Paralympic wheelchair racing great Louise Sauvage with Royal Rehab Return2Sport Achievement Award recipients Jonathon Milne (archery) and Scott Priestley (sailing).

Ryde-Hunters Hill Hockey Club’s youth international Sam Liles received the Club Six Encouragement Award for his outstanding performances for the Australian U/21 team at the Junior World Cup in India last season.

Stalwart Ryde-Hunters Hill hockey official Maurice Dawson was the recipient of the Ryde Sports Foundation Contribution to Sport Award.

Dawson, who served as the Panthers’ Club President for 31 years, was honoured for his sterling service as a player, mentor and administrator. TWT on-the-spot PHOTO.