It takes something pretty special to be a national winner in the Genesis Golf Link Cup and Week Five A Grade Winner Wade Von Duve’s effort certainly qualifies.
Wade is a long-time golfer (though only a club member in the last few years) but he never expected to achieve what he did during a magical round at his home course of Murray Bridge in South Australia last Wednesday.
Renee Talyor is part of two important teams this year. Sure, there’s the Hockeyroos who are taking aim at a third consecutive Commonwealth Games gold in Queensland this month.
But then there’s the ‘Taylor Clan’, the appropriately named team she is part of alongside mother Sonya, father Graham and brother Jared which is battling for top honours and a place in the National Final of the Genesis Golf Link Cup.
If you say the term ‘sandbelt’, most golfers think of Melbourne, but Adelaide has its own pocket of world-class golf courses and chief among them is The Grange Golf Club, which we were lucky enough to visit.
Perhaps it was the ‘new’ clubs she bought from a friend or perhaps it was a new found patient attitude but whatever Week 2 Genesis Golf Link Cup B Grade winner Linda Jakubans has done in recent months, if she could bottle it she’d be rich.
The emergence of a new star, the keys to a new car, and an Australian young gun officially announces herself as a world-class contender. The 2018 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open had a little bit of everything as the tournament showed once again that a move to the City of Churches three years ago has taken it to a whole new level.