A FIELD of 78 (54 men, 24 women) contested the fourth Over 80s Australian Golf Championships at Harrington Waters.
"Our course is widely regarded as one of the best nine-hole layouts in country New South Wales, and recently named in the top 25 nine-hole courses in Australia,'' a club spokesman said.
"The course was looking stunning and two out of three days the weather was beautiful for the championships.''
Participants enjoyed the 27 hole tournament, which brings together a diverse group of enthusiastic golfing octogenarians. Golfers from as far afield as Traralgon in Victoria, Beerwah in Queensland, Beachwood in South Australia as well as many city and country towns around NSW, enjoyed social activities while re-uniting with past participants and forging new friendships.
A dedicated army of volunteer club members were on hand to help; walking the course as spotters, driving carts and assisting golfers as needed. Many of the golfers and partners joined together for social activities including an evening dinner at the club house, sausage sizzle and practice round and a meal at the Harrington Hotel. The event was another highly successful championship for the club with many of the participants wanting to book in for the 2020 tournament.
Amazing results were achieved over the tournament with major winners: 27 hole gross stableford winner Frank Musgrave (Muree) 46 points, women Betty Andrews (Kew) 19 points, 27 hole net stableford winner men J Patterson (Kooindah Waters GC), 54, women B Nurse (Kew GC), 48, 27 hole gross stableford runner up men A Shepherd (Bonville International) 35, women J McKenzie (Forster-Tuncurry), 16, 27 hole net stableford runner up men C Gregory (Forster-Tuncurry) 52, women M Borron (Harrington Waters) 45.