Dayle Linnertson was born in Cessnock in 1971 and attended Cessnock West Public School, Cessnock High School and the University of Newcastle where she gained her degree.
Dayle showed early promise in golf, winning a NSW Combined High Schools title and also a Blue for Sport in 1988. She was also a member of the Australian Combined High Schools team from 1986 – 1989, and won the Australian Championships in 1987 and 1988.
Her expertise was further demonstrated in 1988 and 1989 when Dayle won the Jack Newton International Junior Classic Championship.
Her achievements were applauded when Dayle was awarded the Greater Cessnock Sports Person of the Year on 1987 and 1988, and in that year she was also awarded the Australia Day Medal for Sporting Achievement.
Dayle’s success in golf continued to flourish beyond high school. In 1990 she won the New Zealand Junior Championship, and the following year she was a member of the Australian Junior Team that won the Junior Tasman Cup in New Zealand. She contested the Australian Open Ladies Championship eight times in the 1990s, and in 1994 set a course record at the Royal Melbourne course. In 1996 she won the Rose Bay Cup at the Royal Sydney Golf Course, again, with a course record.
1996 was further enhanced for Dayle when she won the Australian Amateur Ladies Championship at Kingston Heath, Victoria.
In 2000 and 2001, Dayle was captain/manager of the Australian Amateur Ladies Team, and in both years the team won the Queen Sirikit Cup in Taiwan and then Hong Kong.
Her accolades and achievements are many: locally at the Cessnock Golf and Country Club, The Oaks (where she is an honorary life member), at many major golf courses, in several states, nationally and internationally.
Stonebridge Golf Club, Birkdale Blvd, Cessnock (entrance to building)