|$1,000 Prize Pool||35Players|
|1||Mark Galloway winner||$338|
|1st qualifying round COMPLETED||Saturday 21 Mar2020|
|2nd qualifying round COMPLETED||Saturday 23 May2020|
|3rd qualifying round COMPLETED||Saturday 13 Jun2020|
|4th qualifying round COMPLETED||Saturday 25 Jul2020|
|5th qualifying round COMPLETED||Saturday 26 Sep2020|
|Final COMPLETED||Saturday 24 Oct2020|
Nelson Bay Golf Club 2020 Handiskins Championship
The relentless rain did nothing to diminish the smile on Mark Galloway's face as he took out his second Nelson Bay Golf Club Handiskins Championship in 3 years. Whilst the conditions were terrible the golf was terrific, and the four finalists all had their chances across an evenly contested day's golfing in what was the seventh year Nelson Bay Golf Club have contested the Handiskins Tournament.
After snaring four skins in the opening eight holes, things really tightened up. Nothing separated the golfers for the remaining holes, and it came down to an incredibly tense finale down the 18th with a mammoth $620 Jackpot Skin on offer to the golfer who could win it outright.
Despite the mounting pressure on each golfer, the golfing gods couldn't split them, and the 18th and final hole was also squared-up meaning each player shared $155 each splitting the jackpot. Galloway breathed a massive sigh of relief as he hung on to win a skins final which will go down in Handiskins history for its massive 10-hole stretch of jackpot holes.
Rounding out the prizemoney was the fellow finalists Rosh Grace on $278, 2019 Handiskins club champion Stuart Phegan on $218, and Mike Davison on $168. All players contributed to a dramatic and memorable final that will be talked about for years to come.
Well done guys, 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 $1000 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.
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 Blair Gibson to work on his short game?
Blair Gibson 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 Blair Gibson also spending more time around the Nelson Bay chipping greens in the coming months. Not only could Blair Gibson be contesting the Peter Lehmann Wines Golf Challenge on the Gold Coast, but also 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.
See you again in 2021
Thanks Nelson Bay Golf Club for a terrific tournament in 2020 - we can't wait to see you all again in 2021