Luck on Cur­tis’s side at awards

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Look Local -

COTTES­LOE Golf Club am­a­teur Cur­tis Luck (20) won the Herb El­liott Medal at the WA In­sti­tute of Sport annual din­ner last Satur­day night.

The for­mer Hale School stu­dent, who was in Ma­cau play­ing in the Asian tour when the medal was pre­sented, won the US Am­a­teur Golf Cham­pi­onships in Michi­gan this year, join­ing win­ners such as Tiger Woods and Phil Mick­el­son.

Coach Craig Bishop ac­cepted the Herb El­liott Medal on Luck’s be­half, say­ing he was “chuffed” to re­ceive the award and would have loved to at­tend the event to be among all the sports­peo­ple.

Bishop said Luck had been on the track for the past six years af­ter show­ing tal­ent as well as com­mit­ment and pas­sion for the game at the age of 14.

“He knows ev­ery­thing about who won what; he pays a great at­ten­tion to de­tail,” he said.

Bishop said Luck had a big year ahead of him with the US Masters, US Open and US Cham­pi­onships.

Luck shared the 2016 Herb El­liott Medal with AFL foot­baller Nathan Fyfe, who won the Brown­low Medal in 2015 and led his team, the Fre­man­tle Dock­ers, to the minor premier­ship the same year.

Fyfe man­aged only a few games in 2016 af­ter be­ing ruled out with a bro­ken leg.

He said it was dif­fi­cult to go from such a big high in 2015 to not play­ing the fol­low­ing sea­son but he be­lieved he would re­turn a bet­ter leader in 2017.

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