Date: June 24, 2017
Author: Christian Hamilton, National Inclusion Manager

Luke breaks magical barrier

Shane Luke realised another dream earlier this month when he achieved another significant milestone adding to his eight national titles – a +1 handicap.

The 42-year-old above-knee amputee from Bankstown, in western Sydney, has hovered around a scratch handicap for some time, but a three-under-par 69 around his home course last week did the job.

It’s another amazing accomplishment in the life of Luke, who also leads the Golf Australia ranking for golfers with disability and is steadily climbing the European Disabled Golf Association rankings.

Luke’s most recent victory was at the Australian Amputee Open played at Melbourne’s Sanctuary Lakes, the first Australian event to hold EDGA ranking points for golfers with a disability.

A recent addition to those rankings has been the announcement of QLD Amputee Open and NSW Amputee Open. The addition of those state titles allows Australian golfers the opportunity to climb the largest ranking system shared by 27 countries globally for golfers with disability.

Luke will look to make it two in a row when he tees up in the 2017 Queensland Amputee Golf Open at the Colonial Golf Club in mid July.

2017 Queensland Amputee Golf Open

Colonial Golf Club
July 15-16
Entry Form – 2017 Queensland Amputee Golf Open

2017 NSW Amputee Golf Open

Riverside Oaks Golf Resort
August 12-13
Entry Form – 2017 NSW Amputee Golf Open