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Pint-sized Junior Sky Tze shows age is no barrier

2 Oct 2021
$600 Prize Pool 71Players
Sky Tse
Pos. Player Prize Money
1 Sky Tse winner $428
2 Grant Birse $98
3 Joshua Hanshaw $68
4 Shane Bannister $8

View Final Results

Competition Dates
Round Date
1st qualifying round COMPLETED Wednesday 04 Aug2021
2nd qualifying round COMPLETED Wednesday 11 Aug2021
3rd qualifying round COMPLETED Wednesday 18 Aug2021
4th qualifying round COMPLETED Wednesday 25 Aug2021
5th qualifying round COMPLETED Wednesday 01 Sep2021
Final COMPLETED Wednesday 08 Sep2021
Yamaha Nearest To Pin Winner
Rnd. Player
1 Daniel Karren
3 Sal Condello
5 John Brown

The Yamaha Nearest to Pin is held on rounds 1, 3 and 5. Please refer to the rules page for more information.

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

1 x $30 Sushi Hub voucher

Rnd. Player Points
1 Shane Bannister 26
2 Keith Rheaume 22
3 Rhys Treasure 24
4 Steve Painter 22
5 Nick Williams 25

Balgowlah Golf Club 2021 Handiskins 9-Hole Championship 

With COVID restrictions hitting golf clubs across Sydney - Balgowlah Golf Club on Sydney's Northern Beaches could only allow its members 9-hole rounds to ensure they could give everyone a tee-time as the great locked-down masses look for an escape.

But in times of difficulty we can find great ingenuity and after a few phone calls we were able to come up with a new 9-hole format for Handiskins and what a terrific pilot event we ran.

The highlight of course was the tense 9-hole final held today with an unexpected pocket-rocket junior Sky Tse taking out the trophy. When you see the photo of the 4 finalists you can see just how much age, height, and experience Sky gave away to his older opponents, yet when it came down to business it was 16-handicapper junior Sky who won the day. A heart-warming result and it was hard to see who was happier at the end with all 3 of Sky's competitors proudly cheering this plucky junior as he emerged as an unlikely winner.

Its stories like these that make Handiskins great.

Bridgestone Golf Handiskins Cap

Well done everyone. We hope to see you at the Handiskins National Championship at RACV Royal Pines in 2022 on the Gold Coast. 

All four finalists received a Bridgestone Golf Cap and fought it out for their share in $600 of Club Vouchers. 

National Championships Qualifications 2022

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 2022 Handiskins National Championship at RACV Royal Pines Resort next May. Given the great spirit shown in today's club final, we are sure all four finalists would be in with a chance to claim the silverware and be crowned Handiskins National Champion. The 2022 event will be held from Wednesday 4th – Sunday 8th May 2022.

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.

Win a Yamaha Golf Cart with HandiskinsKarren, Condello & Brown -  it's time to work on your short game!

Daniel Karren, Sal Condello, and John Brown are all now in a position 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 them all spending an extended amount of time around the Balgowlah Golf Club chipping greens in the coming months. All three players have scored an invitation to contest the Yamaha Chipping competition at the 2022 Handiskins Championship Week. The winner will return to their club as the owner of a brand new Yamaha Golf Cart - just like our lucky 2021 winner Shane Gray (watch below). 

See you again in 2022

Thanks Balgowlah Golf Club for a terrific tournament in 2021 - we can't wait to see you all again in 2022