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Around the Clubs October 2023 - Handiskins Results

31 Oct 2023

October 2023 Handiskins Results

Modge Brown - 93 year old Glenelg Golf Club

Highlight of the Month October 2023 #1

Whilst it wasn't done in a Handiskins Round, we thought it was worth a huge shoutout to Glenelg Golf Club legend Modge Brown, who has again broken his age in a club comp. At 93 years old, Modge on Thursday had an amazing 42 points and shot 90 off the stick during a recent Club round. 

Like a fine Peter Lehmann Shiraz, Modge seems to be getting better with age, and he has certainly not lost his competitive edge. A consistent frontrunner, Modge has been a strong competitor in Handiskins competitions in the last 5 years. After missing out on the Glenelg Handiskins club championship by a single point in both 2019 and 2020, Modge ended up qualifying for the Glenelg Handiskins final in 2022 at the ripe old age of 91 - a feat that etched him into the Handiskins Hall of Fame.

Modge only just missed out on a back-to-back finals appearances in 2023, finishing the qualifying rounds just three shots off a finals spot in a very respectable seventh place (including an impressive 39 points in his third round). 

What a competitor and what a legend of the game. Handiskins salutes you Modge and hope we see you at the top of the leaderboard in 2024.

Adam Avard - Devilbend Golf Club

Highlight of the Month October 2023 #2

The 2023 Handiskins National Champion Adam Avard has made the Devilbend Golf Club final again... and once again he has dominated. Last year Adam played off a 26 handicap and within 12 months he won the National final at Royal Pines off an 18 handicap.

In this years final at and the Devilbend final 2023 off 13. Adam only started golf a couple of years ago and his handicap is coming down all the time. This year Adam was the low marker going back to scratch for the final and whilst he hadn't won a skin on the front nine he came home strongly winning every hole on the back nine. Adam ended up winning $720.

Could Adam become Handiskins first back-to-back National Champion? Join us at Palm Meadows in May to find out.

Steven gentle - Glenelg Golf Club

Highlight of the Month October 2023 #3

Glenelg Golf Club are truly a Handiskins Champion Club. In 2022 their club finalist Grant Baker won the Handiskins National Final and now they have the highest individual money winner of all time with Steven Gentle who won $960 in the 2023 Glenelg Handiskins Club final played last Saturday to enter the Handiskins Hall of Fame. Well done to Glenelg Golf Club and to Shane and his team in the Pro Shop.

Other Handiskins highlights from around the clubs in November 2023:

Click on the comp below to see the club finalists and to see how all the action unfolded at each heartstopping final.

Meadow Springs Golf Club  (WA) Finalists 2023

  • The $1,200 Flemings Cowra Golf Club Handiskins Final saw two players dominate, Michael Brooks ($580) eventually edging Dean Murray($520) in a tight finish. A big thanks needs to go out to Flemings Property Services Cowra for sponsoring the event this year .
  • At Nelson Bay Golf Club not much separated all four of our finalists with Jim Ball finishing on top winning $375.
  • As per above - the good times keep rolling for Adam Avard has made the Devilbend Golf Club.
  • At Leeton Golf Club only $20 separated the top 2 in the finish with Brendan Steele winning $370 to edge Graham Henman $350
  • Lakeside Golf Club Camden Finalists 2023It was everyone's title for the taking at Lakeside Golf Club Camden. There were opportunities everywhere for our 4 finalists but a $660 Jackpot hole on the 18th proved to be the icing on the cake for low marker Chris Abutaa who finished the day winning a huge $860 in a terrific final. 
  • Glenelg Golf Club's Steven Gentle jumps straight to the top of the Handiskins Hall of Fame as the highest money winner of all time. Steven had a day out winning all the jackpot holes and finishing with grand total of $960.
  • At Berwick Montuna Golf Club it was a very close game with not much between all 4 finalists. Blake Lee just finishing on top winning $360 from low marker Peter Walker $340.
  • Singleton Golf Club held another close final with not much between the 4 finalists. Arne Coulston just won the day winning $230, only just edging from Mitchell Ryan & Bill Bright on $210 each.
  • Strangely enough there wasn't too many jackpot holes at Parkes Golf Club. Garry Paddison collected the most skins to emerge the biggest winner with $400.
  • Tanunda Pines Golf Club held a cracking final with only $20 separating the top 3 finalists. Michael Wilso just coming out on top winning $177.50 from Ken Owen $167.50, Wayne Morgan $157.50
  • Once again it was only a jackpot hole that separated the 4 finalists at Meadow Springs Golf & Country Club, with John Cockburn emerging triumphant for the title earning a cool $380.

Well done everyone. We hope to see you at the Handiskins National Championship at Palm Meadows Golf Course in 2024 on the Gold Coast. 

All four finalists from each club received a Bridgestone Golf Cap and their winnings above in Club Vouchers. 

National Championships Qualifications 2024

All four finalists have now also qualified for the national championship and are extended an invitation to contest Australia's best Amateur golf championship at the 2024 Handiskins National Championship at Palm Meadows Golf Course next May. Given the great spirit shown in this months club finals, we are sure all four finalists would be in with a chance to claim the silverware and be crowned Handiskins National Champion. The 2024 event will be held from Wednesday 1st May to Sunday 5th May 2024.

Palm Meadows Golf Course - Home of Handiskins National Championship Week

Non-qualifiers can still join the fun of the National Championships 

For those  who weren't lucky enough to qualify for the National Championships but want to join these finalists and other club-mates on the Gold Coast each year, take a look at the amazing packages that we have available for the Peter Lehmann Wines Golf Challenge - A social Stableford championship for those wishing to join the fun of Handiskins National Championship Week. Player Packages and non-playing partner packages are now open. Find out More about the Peter Lehmann Wines Golf Challenge here.

Win a Yamaha Golf Cart with HandiskinsDon't forget the Yamaha Chipping Competition!

Don't forget that three players from each participating club also have the chance to clean up at the Handiskins National Championships Week. After taking out the the nearest the pin challenge in the first, third and fifth rounds of qualifying, don't be surprised if you see these qualifiers spending an extended amount of time around the club chipping greens in the coming months. All three players who took out the nearest the pin have scored an invitation to contest the Yamaha Chipping competition at the 2024 Handiskins Championship Week. The winner will return to their club as the owner of a brand new Yamaha Golf Cart - just like our lucky 2023 winner Peter Kirwin from Cowra Golf Club (watch below). 

See you again in 2024

Thanks to all our recently completed Clubs for running terrific tournaments in 2023 - we can't wait to see you all again in 2024.