Discover Golf : October 2014
There’s nothing like a fierce contest to bring out the best in competitors. And with the eight State and Territory Champion 2-person teams producing some amazing golf during qualifying rounds, the Drummond Golf Cup is headed for an exciting series conclusion. Gregor Black and Russell Allen are firmed as the favourites to take out the coveted title after their emphatic victory at the Greg Norman- designed Sanctuary Lakes on September 5. The pair fired a sizzling 56.5 nett score—the lowest nett score recorded this season—to win the Vic Final by more than four shots. Four weeks later, Leigh Post and Matthew Reid produced the best gross score of the year. The Tassie Champions blitzed the Tasmania Golf Club layout in just 61 shots. Wow! They won comfortably with their nett 58 score. The Qld State Final on July 11 was also won in a canter. In perfect conditions at the beautiful Links Hope Island, Tony Power and Aaron Puna posted an impressive 58 nett score to win by nearly four shots. Mother nature unleashed fury at The Vines Resort on October 5. In driving rain, Craig Dewee and Keith McKail stormed home with their 60.75 nett score to win the WA Final by nearly four shots. Back on March 7, Paul Palcini and Lino Morabito were the first pair to book their place in the National Final. They enjoyed a narrow one-shot win claiming the SA State Final at Kooyonga Golf Club with a 61.75 nett score. The NSW Final was won by Cronulla Golf Club members Alan Watts and Martin Smith. The pair fired a 62.25 nett score in overcast conditions at St Michael’s Golf Club on August 8 to win by more than two shots. Trevor Osborne and partner Rosie Whyte, who is the only woman to make it through to the National Final, took out the NT Final at Humpty Doo Golf Club on July 19 by one shot with their 62.5 nett score. And in gusty conditions at Gold Creek Golf Club on September 18, a 64 nett score was enough for Josh Reid and Brent McKay to book their place at The National Final winning the ACT. Incidentally, Josh, who plays off a plus three handicap at Royal Canberra Golf Club, was the lowest marker to play in all events across Australia. Staged at the superb Jack Nicklaus- designed St John Course at The Heritage Golf & Country Club in Victoria’s picturesque Yarra Valley, the National Final takes place on November 7. We thank the more than 630 golfers across Australia who took part in Drummond Golf Cup State & Territory Championship events this season and look forward to seeing you on the golf course in 2015. Final Countdown EVENTS Drummond Golf Cup National Final, November 7, The Heritage GCC LEARN MORE Introducing the RSi irons from TaylorMade with Face Slot Technology.