Date: December 06, 2018
Author: Christian Hamilton

Nicholas takes Vic amp title

Geoff Nicholas (NSW) has won the Victorian Amputee Open title at Ballarat Golf Club. Fending off Victorian Mike Rolls after the pair both tied with opening rounds of 73 (+1), Nicholas fought through tough conditions to take the title 6 shots clear of Rolls.

In the womens championship, NSW Kathleen Tanner made it back to back championships with a convincing title defence.  

“It was really tough out there, I think the previous two weeks of tournament golf played a big part in closing this one out”. Nicholas said.

Nicholas was part of a 6-man Australian team that took on the rest of the world in the ISPS Handa Disabled Golf Cup at Metropolitan Golf Club during the World Cup of Golf and the Australian All Abilities Championship at the Emirates Australian Open.

“This win just caps off what has been a phenomenal few weeks for disabled golf. The profile of disabled golf just continues to grow and its fantastic to see the direction were all headed.”  Nicholas added.  

Kudos also needs to be given to Amputee Golf Victoria and Limbs 4 Life for the integration of a MyGolf Program for kids with a limb difference at this year’s Victorian Amputee Open. 

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Aengus Jamieson, 10 years old from Bright (Vic) loved the experience so much, he has asked mother Audrey for golf clubs for Christmas. “Aengus loved the clinic so much that he has been hassling us to join a local MyGolf program and just wants to keep playing.” Mrs Jamieson said.

MyGolf, Australia’s national junior participation program is inclusive of kids with a disability. To find your nearest MyGolf centre visit


Final scores of the Victorian Amputee Open