The ultimate game of skins for club golfers

Cottle clinches inaugural Norfolk Island Handiskins Championships

7 Nov 2020
$1,200 Prize Pool 41Players
Richie Cottle
Pos. Player Prize Money
1 Richie Cottle winner $370
2 Brendon Christian $310
3 Jared Magri $310
4 Arthur Keeping $210

View Final Results

Competition Dates
Round Date
1st qualifying round COMPLETED Saturday 08 Aug2020
2nd qualifying round COMPLETED Saturday 15 Aug2020
3rd qualifying round COMPLETED Saturday 12 Sep2020
4th qualifying round COMPLETED Saturday 26 Sep2020
5th qualifying round COMPLETED Saturday 10 Oct2020
Final COMPLETED Saturday 07 Nov2020
Yamaha Closest To Pin Winner
Jess Tierney
Round Winners
The qualifying round winners receive:

1 x bottle of Peter Lehmann Portrait wine

1 x LEUK the DUCK driver cover

1 x sleeve of 3 Bridgestone balls

Rnd. Player Points
1 Eric Hutchinson 40
2 Caroline Miratana 39
3 Richie Cottle 43
4 Kevin Christian 41
5 Brendon Christian 41
Peter Lehmann Wines and Leuk the Duck wood cover

Norfolk Island Golf Club 2020 Handiskins Championship 

We are extremely excited to welcome Norfolk Island Golf Club into the Handiskins fold in 2020, showing how far the Handiskins concept is starting to travel to every reach of Australasia's golfing hubs.

And the Handiskins club championship of 2020 will long be remembered as one of the tensest finals in Handiskins history.

The last seven holes and a nearest the pin were all drawn, as nothing could separate our finalists on the back nine. All four players were in the mix and the tie-ing of holes was shared by all four quite evenly across the home stretch. Coming down the beautiful 18th hole, each golfer knew they had the opportunity to be crowned Norfolk Island's first Handiskins champion, if only they could shake their opposition and string it together for a solid finish.

But they couldn't be split and the $540 18th hole jackpot was split evenly.

Richie Cottle emerged as the champion after 5 skins on the front nine, to finish the day on $370. $310 was shared by Brendon Christian, and Jared Magi, and Arthur Coping rounded the money-winners out for a handsome $210.

Bridgestone Golf Handiskins Cap

Well done everyone, we hope to see you at the Handiskins National Championship at RACV Royal Pines in 2021 on the Gold Coast. 

All four finalists received a Bridgestone Golf Cap and fought it out for their share in $1200 of Club Vouchers. 

National Championships Qualifications 2021

All four finalists have now also qualified for the national championship and are extended an invitation to contest Australasia's best Amateur golf championship at the 2021 Handiskins National Championship at RACV Royal Pines Resort next May. Given the great spirit contesting today we are sure all four finalists would be able to claim the silverware and be crowned Handiskins National Champion. The 2021 event will be held from  Wednesday 28th April – Sunday 2nd May 2021.

RACV Royal Pines Resort - Home of Handiskins 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.

Time for Jess Tierney to work on her short game?

Jess Tierney will be in a position to clean up at the Handiskins National Championships Week. After taking out the the nearest the pin challenge in the first round of qualifying, don't be surprised if you see Jess Tierney also spending more time around the Norfolk Island Golf Club chipping greens in the coming months. Jess could be contesting both the Peter Lehmann Wines Golf Challenge on the Gold Coast, as well as having the opportunity to contest the Yamaha Chipping competition at the 2021 Handiskins Championship Week. The winner will return to their club as the owner of a brand new Yamaha Golf Cart.

Win a Yamaha Golf Cart with Handiskins

See you again in 2021

Thanks Norfolk island Golf Club for a terrific tournament in 2020 - we can't wait to see you all again in 2021