Over the next eight days we will be introducing our Series One finalists here at the Golf Link Cup official website.
First in line is A Grade's Dean Job from NSW who amassed 112,437 points in 17 Golf Link Cup rounds on 12 different courses since March.
Dean works in the mining industry in the Hunter Valley but has strong family ties in the NSW/Victoria border area and keeps his membership at Howlong GC on the Murray River.
A former 3-marker who went away from the game for several years Dean came back to golf early this year when his 13-year-old son, Brandt, began to show an interest in playing.
Golf has always been a family affair for B Grade National Finalist Reid Turner. Growing up on a farm two hours east of Perth, the game has a place among his earliest memories.
“Mum and Dad both played and I can remember every weekend we would go into Corrigin and play the sand green course there,” he said.
“We even had a sand green at home for practising. It was near the house and I can remember Mum used to scream every time I accidentally hit a ball on the roof.
“But we put it in the wrong spot. It was right where Dad would turn his truck around and after a while it got all chewed up from the tyre tracks.”
The greatest names in world golf have often assembled at Royal Melbourne to engage in head-to-head combat and last year the best female players in the world were given their first taste of Royal Melbourne’s splendours. In part two of our feature on the host of the Golf Link Cup National Final, we look back on a number of the high-profile tournaments that have captured the imaginations of players and spectators alike.
Her bountiful curves have enticed, enthralled and confounded the world’s best golfers for the past 100 years and when the eight finalists of the Golf Link Cup step onto the first tee at Royal Melbourne Golf Club’s West Course on Monday they will add a personal chapter to a rich history of tournament play at the famed venue. Although major professional tournaments such as the Presidents Cup, Australian Open and Heineken Classic (to name just three) have been played over various incarnations of Royal Melbourne’s Composite Course, the Golf Link Cup finalists will feel the same nerves as they grace the West Course’s first hole, a par 4 of 392 metres.