On a day that was made for golf, David Collins from Coolangatta Tweed Heads Golf Club has taken out the 2016 Genesis Golf Link Cup.
Under a cloudless sky and in 30-degree heat, the 11-marker posted 33 points on the tough New South Wales Golf Club layout and held off several challengers to claim the Cup.
Des Mahar isn't playing the Golf Link Cup National Final but caddying for his partner Chris Watson will be just as big a victory for him when the event rolls around next week.
Having been diagnosed with lymphoma three years ago, Des underwent eight months of intensive chemotherapy this year and according to Chris, one of our top two women not otherwise qualified, is in as good a shape as he has been for a long time.
When Aron Rozenbaum stands on the first tee at Royal Melbourne's West Course for the Golf Link Cup final in November he will have one shot to thank for finding himself there.
The shot happened more 20 years ago and Aron can't even remember that much about it except that it happened on the 7th hole of Melbourne's Elsternwick golf course, it was perfect and it was the moment he got hooked on the game.
Golf Link Cup finalist Tracey McNeill sees more than enough drama in her day job as a Paramedic but it's not the only thing that helps the Mackay Golf Club 12 marker keep golf in perspective.
Tracey's brother Matt, five years her junior, suffers an intellectual disability as a result of a lack of oxygen to the brain at birth but one of the ways the pair connect is through golf.
B Grade National Finalist Richard Hanks knows he's one of the luckiest golfers around. The 68-year-old averages 200 rounds a year with about 140 of those being in competition.
And despite playing the game for 58 of his 68 years he says he never tires of teeing it up.
“I play four days a week and the only reason I don't play Tuesdays is because it's Ladies Day,” the Ocean Shores member says.