In­clu­sive Golf Cham­pi­onship

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GOLF Queens­land’s in­au­gu­ral In­clu­sive Golf Cham­pi­onship played at In­dooroop­illy Golf Club was a huge suc­cess.

Laugh­ter and friendly ban­ter could be heard around the golf course from the 40 par­tic­i­pants who rel­ished the op­por­tu­nity to learn more about the game of golf.

The cham­pi­onship catered for all lev­els of golfers from or­gan­i­sa­tions in­clud­ing the Sport­ing Wheel­ies and Dis­abled As­so­ci­a­tion, Spe­cial Olympics, Gold Coast Sport and Re­cre­ation and the Queens­land Am­putee Golf As­so­ci­a­tion.

The pin­na­cle event was the 18-hole cham­pi­onship, which was won by Ryan Pa­ton with a nett 66. He fin­ished five shots clear of Gra­ham Cox, who edged out Ivan Walker, Brendan Borger and Chad Wil­loughby on a count­back.

Kate Wilson re­turned a nett 78 to win the women’s event.

While the 18- hole event was un­der­way, par­tic­i­pants en­joyed a golf clinic fol­lowed by nine holes.

Golf Queens­land’s high per­for­mance coach Garry Calder demon­strated to the group how any­one, no mat­ter their abil­ity or phys­i­cal re­stric­tions, can play the game.

QAS squad mem­bers Kevin Mar­ques, Chris Wood, Aaron Wilkin and Daniel Mcgraw joined Calder in help­ing the play­ers learn new skills on the range and putting green.

The elite squad mem­bers also took the op­por­tu­nity to show off their skills to the play­ers, who in turn were in awe of the tal­ent Queens­land has in its golf­ing ranks.

The nine-hole event en­abled ev­ery­one to try out their new skills in an am­brose for­mat. Troy Camp­bell, Dar­ren Gib­son, Lenore Wilson and Steve Hunt were crowned the win­ners with a nett 30.

Many of the par­tic­i­pants had never played on a golf course and were thrilled to be pro­vided an op­por­tu­nity to play In­dooroop­illy Golf Club.

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