While Australia’s top professional golfers have spent the past fortnight competing in the nation’s two premier golf events, Australia’s leading club golfers teed it up in the final of the world’s largest amateur golf competition – the Genesis Golf Link Cup.
Kooringal Golf Club's Darren Tyrrell has won the 2015 Golf Link Cup National Final. Tyrrell fired an impressive 37 point round off a handicap of two to take the crown in difficult conditons at Royal Melbourne's famed West Course.
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.
Vicki Mounts is the envy of the golfers in her office. Not only has she notched two holes-in-one and dropped 10 shots off her handicap since taking up the game 11 months ago, but the former semi-professional basketballer has also qualified for the final of the 2015 Golf Link Cup.
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.