Duo proves golf a sport for all ages

THE popular Millar-Kingston 4BBB knockout match play at Coolangatta Tweed Heads is reaching its final stage with only four teams left in the competition.

One of the teams beaten in the quarterfinal on Saturday was the father-son duo of Roy and Russell McKay.

Beaten in a close match, the team deserved plenty of credit, with Russell's dad Roy as competitive as ever even though he is well into his 80s.

I am reminded how well Roy can play each Saturday when I play him in our 20 cent school at the club - it has to be the hardest of all two bobs to win!

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  • NO Gold Coast District Golf Association pennant this week with the Australian Amateur Championships being played in Brisbane into the weekend.

A larger number of our division one players competed in the strokeplay section over 72 holes trying to make the top 32 to qualify for the match play section.

In s surprise, only one player from the Coast qualified for match play and that was Blake McGrory from Surfers Paradise Golf Club.

On his day, Blake is a good as any going around, and his win in the Australian select event, the Lake Macquarie Open two years back proves this.

I will bring you up to speed on how he finishes next week.

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  • A QUICK update on division one pennants with one round to go.

Five of the six teams in this year's series are still technically able to make it through to the final.

In past years, one loss in the five- game competition would make you vulnerable, but two losses and your season was over.

The close competition this year has no less than three teams with two losses still able to make it through.

The critical match next Sunday will be Southport playing at home against second-placed Arundel Hills.

A tight win to Southport and a strong win by Coolangatta Tweed against bottom side Gold Coast Burleigh could see one of these two teams sneak into the final game against Colonial.

There are no standout sides this year, so any team making it through is a good chance of taking the pennant.

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  • GOLF Queensland will be initiating and then conducting state level rules accreditation later this year.

Only members of the tournament support group will be able to sit the program first up, but going forward, this will be an ideal project for the interested golfer.

If you have sat and had a good pass in your club accreditation, it could be of interest.

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