Golf for the ages
GOLF is definitely a game for the ages.
At the 2011 Holden Scramble championship final, there was a 57- year age difference between the youngest and oldest competitors.
The youngest competitor in the field was 13- year- old Riley Donkin, a member of Mandurah Country Club in Western Australia while the oldest was Bev Fagan, 70, of Cromer Golf Club in Sydney.
Riley, who plays off 26, played alongside his 15-year-old brother Thomas, off eight, Ben Kemp (1), Travis Lord (3), club pro Toby Price and touring pro Adam Bland.
Riley, who has only been playing golf for three years, said he was thrilled to be i n Queensland f or t he Holden Scramble final.
His father told Inside Golf that the Mandurah Country Club’s junior golf program was second-to-none.
“It’s been a great experience for the boys and a big learning curve as they have had to get up early every morning.”
Meanwhile, Bev Fagan, who plays off a 32 handicap, was an inspiration to her teammates.
Bev teamed with club pro Nic Robb, Adele Brimmer, Eve Burns, Katrina Brown to win the women’s Holden Scramble final.
Bev is an absolute delight and somebody you’d want by your side no matter what,” Adele said.