The 2019 Australian Masters Games Golf Program concluded today (Friday 11 October) in the attractive parkland-like setting of West Lakes Golf Club nestled in Adelaide’s bayside suburbs.
102 players from 61 different golf clubs from all over Australia teed up for week’s ultimate golf challenge, the stroke competition which saw gold, silver and bronze medals awarded for both gross and nett (handicap reduced) scores across the nine separate age, gender and handicap categories.
On yet another fine and sunny Adelaide day, a southerly breeze again made for awkward scoring conditions. The best men’s stroke score was returned by Riverside’s Ross Clark with an 81 in the Men’s 60-69 A Division group while The Grange’s Libby Broomhead had the best women’s stroke score with a 92 in winning the Women’s 60-69 A Division group.
The best overall nett (handicap reduced) score of the day was by Sue Lewis from Bayview who had a 69 from a handicap of 36 in the Women’s 60-69 B Division group. Wendy Cousins from Moora Lake View in Western Australia finished the week as she started it, winning stroke and nett gold medals at West Lakes today to go with her gold medal from Monday’s opening stableford event at The Grange.
A summary of all West Lakes Gold Medallists were:
- Women – 30-59 – Ruth Iser (Axedale) – 96
- Women – 60-69 (A Grade) – Libby Broomhead (The Grange) – 92
- Women – 60-69 (B Grade) – Fran Macri (Shelly Beach) – 104
- Women – 70 and over – Wendy Cousins (Moora Lake View) – 96
- Men – 30-49 – Luke Lorraine (TPI and Veterans) – 85
- Men – 50-59 – Bruce Morrison (Werribee Park) – 85
- Men – 60-69 (A Grade) – Ross Clark (Riverside) – 81
- Men 60-69 (B Grade) – Tony Holbrook (West Lakes) – 92
- Men 70 and over – Richard O’Donnell (Flagstaff Hill) – 89
Nett (Handicap Reduced) Scores:
- Women – 30-59 – Lisa Maxwell (East Geelong) – 72 from a handicap of 27
- Women – 60-69 (A Grade) – Kerry Scales (Port Fairy) – 78 from a handicap of 15
- Women – 60-69 (B Grade) – Sue Lewis (Bayview) – 69 from a handicap of 36
- Women – 70 and over – Wendy Cousins (Moora Lake View) – 73 from a handicap of 23
- Men – 30-49 – Ben Cooke (West Lakes) – 76 from a handicap of 10
- Men – 50-59 – Mark Simmons (SA Public) – 71 from a handicap of 17
- Men – 60-69 (A Grade) – David Patton (Maroochy River) – 73 from a handicap of 13
- Men 60-69 (B Grade) – Doug Knowles (Mowbray) – 71 from a handicap of 26
- Men 70 and over – Dean Forster (Thaxted Park) – 71 from a handicap of 19
Golf Australia’s sincere thanks are extended to the Grange, Mount Compass and West Lakes Golf Clubs for hosting the three events over the week; Golf South Australia Board representatives Tony Timmins, Susan Seja, Rod Phillips and Edwina Grant for assisting with event administration and presentations; Golf SA volunteers Norm Slator and Barry Green for registering and scoring and State Referees John Thomas and Mark Griffiths for assisting players with all on-course rulings. The contributions of everyone involved provided a wonderful golf Adelaide golf experience for the many visiting players.
The Australian Masters Games is a biennial sporting event that is regarded as one of the premier and largest participation sporting events on the Australian sporting landscape. The 17th edition in Adelaide now concludes with Saturday night’s Closing Ceremony at the Adelaide Convention Centre which also features a free concert for all competitors, volunteers and sports officials. Fresh off a huge national tour, Celebrating the Music of Billy Joel with Anthony Mara will be performing to close the 2019 event in style.