Golf for the ages

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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.

Ri­ley Donkin

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