MAKENSIE Toole sees her future in law. Golf, for now anyway, remains a hobby.
The talented 18-year-old will tee-up for St Michael's in the final of the division one women's metropolitan major pennants against Concord at Terrey Hills on Sunday.
Victory would continued an amazing run for the Belmont teenager after she helped steer NSW All Schools to a national teams title at Bonville last year.
The sweet-swinging right-hander, who has deferred starting an arts law degree at the University of Newcastle, plays off a handicap of plus-one at Belmont, where she also plays pennants and works part-time in the pro-shop.
"I do spend a lot of time at the golf course, but it's definitely a hobby - one I really enjoy," Toole said.
A graduate and regular high-performer in Jack Newton Junior Golf events, Toole is in her first year with St Michael's.
"It has been a really good experience competing against other high-quality golfers," she said. "The competition is so strong. You really have to concentrate on course management. We've got a really good team and I have learnt so much."
Playing as the number five, Toole accounted for Anika Rathbone 3 and 2 to put St Michael's on the way to a 3.5-1.5 win over The Australian in the semi-final last Sunday.
"I made a couple of birdies which gave me some momentum and then was pretty solid on the back nine," the former Belmont Christian College student said.
Coached by Paul Robertson, Toole first picked up a club as a four-year-old in Spain, where he dad, Nat, was based in the Australian Air Force.
"Dad encouraged me and my sister to play," she said. "He plays off five and loves it. I was about eight when we moved here and I continued playing at Belmont."
Younger sister, Kiana, 16, plays off nine.
Toole played the NSW Amateur at Terrey Hills, where she finished just outside the top 16 and missed progressing to match play.
"I really enjoy match play," she said. "The aim on Sunday is to treat it just like a normal match and not think too much about it."
* Toole is not the only Newcastle player in line to win a Sydney major pennants title.
Pickin brothers, Jye and Bryce will be hoping to lead Avondale to a first title when they take on defending champions NSW.
The Charlestown siblings are in their fourth season with Avondale. Jye, playing as the No.1, fired seven straight birdies to blow away Luke Taylor 5 and 4 and seal a 6-1 triumph over Bonnie Doon.
Bryce was in Vietnam playing the Asian Final of the Nick Faldo Series, where he finished 10th, and missed the semi-final win.
The 20-year-old is expected rejoin the team for the final.
"It would be awesome if we could win it together," Jye said.
The semi-final win capped a big week for Jye, who was selected in the NSW team alongside fellow Novocastrian Blake Windred, for the interstate series in May.
"After finishing school last year and being ineligible for the junior squad, it was obviously a goal of mine but I didn't expect it to happen this year. It was awesome to get the phone call, a great surprise."