Brock on the Brink of Breaking His Age
Any golfer who has broken their age on the golf course has accomplished one of the game’s rare feats and Aston Hills Golf Club’s Deane Brock came agonisingly close on his way to one of the Genesis Golf Link Cup’s leading performances for Month Three.
Taking his place in the Saturday September 29 stableford competition at Aston Hills at Mount Barker, the 75-year-old compiled 46 stableford points with a handicap of 16, shooting an equivalent stroke round of 76 on the par-70 layout.
Deane’s effort not only locked up third place in B Grade for September but left the South Australian apple grower somewhat stunned.
“I was playing the Saturday comp with three others chaps and I just had a good day, everything just seemed to happen,” he said.
“You know when you have those days when you chip and putt really well? I had 10 pars, one birdie and seven bogeys. Unfortunately that was one over my age. I’m 75 and it took me 76."
Deane’s handicap has since come down to 13 and he said he’s never been closer to beating his age on the golf course.
“I’ve had a couple of 74s at Mount Barker but that was a while ago, I was a lot younger.”
Although Deane often plays other courses in the Adelaide Hills and outer metropolitan Adelaide, nowhere gives him quite the same degree of comfort as Aston Hills.
“It’s magic. We’re starting the club championship qualifying rounds on Saturday and it’s really nice. It’s got santa ana couch fairways and bent [grass] greens.”
Deane’s September success is not the first time we’ve seen the Brock name up in lights for the Genesis Golf Link Cup.
His wife, Shirley, made the 2015 National Final at Royal Melbourne and Deane remains a chance to follow in her footsteps when Sydney’s Concord Golf Club hosts this year’s decider on November 16.
For his efforts in September Deane has won a Titleist Vokey SM7 Wedge.
Visit the Winners Page for the full list of winners from Month 3.