Archie Southwell shocked his peers at Tumut Golf Club on Sunday, winning the Sunday stableford with a good score of 37 points.
The nine-year-old, who is a proud product of the Tumut Junior Golf Academy that meets every Sunday morning, held off his 19 rivals in the 18-hole event.
Funnily enough, his coach and Tumut Golf Club President Geoff Brain, finished four points adrift in second on 33 points.
“He has got a beautiful swing, and I’m giving him private lessons on Tuesday afternoons with a few other kids who are showing a keen interest,” Brain said.
“It was only last Tuesday that we altered his swing slightly and he came out and won.”
Brain hoped that Southwell’s success would lead to more junior golfers getting involved with the Tumut Golf Club.
“He does enjoy it and we have got about three or four kids that are showing a bit of talent,” Brain said.
“It’s a good program and it’s available to allcomers from 6 to 16 years and we run it every Sunday at 9.30am.”
On a busy weekend of golf, the Saturday stableford had 23 golfers in action and Jeff Daniels was the overall winner on 36 points, edging Keith Dehnert on countback.
Steve Gooley led the 11 ball competition winners on 35 through to Dan Dixon on 30.
Rob Crawford had the nearest to the pin on hole four with 7.95m, Derek Elliott was the closest on hole nine with 2.02m and Kurt Baker went closest on hole 17 with 1.95m.
In midweek results, Barry Lang was the winner of the 18-hole stableford event, scoring 34 points and holding off Peter Linnegar on 33 and Brian Toole on 31.
Tuesday’s senior’s golf had 21 players and Barry Lang was again the winner, scoring 24 points in the Reg Crampton Memorial round, beating home Bob Carroll by one shot.
John Cruise led the five ball competition winners on 23 through to William Hughes on 21. John Cruise also had the nearest to the pin on hole nine with 1.1m.
Last Thursday’s Chook Run was a front nine stableford event and 22 players took to the Tumut Golf Club course.
Denis Turner was the winner on 20 points, beating Geoff Kinsey on 19 points.
Mark Hughes led the six ball competition winners on 19, through to Jeff Daniels on 18.
Cooper crowned women’s champion
The final round of the Tumut Golf Club women’s championships was played on Saturday, and Judy Cooper came home with a wet sail to win by four shots from Val Machell.
The girls crossed the road for the last time on Saturday with Val one shot ahead with only nine holes remaining, but as the game was getting close to finishing, both ladies made blunders and it was Judy who held it together to win the game during the last three holes.
Division one nett winner was Pam Crawford from Helen Pearce.
Division two scratch winner was Trish Roche, who held on by one shot from Karen Webb.
Nett winner was Kim Power from Paula Dean and the division three winner was Naida Murphy from Marie Peachy.
Saturday’s daily event winner went to Pam Crawford on 77 nett, who won on a countback, whilst she also won the nearest to pin with 3.6m
Saturday’s division two winner was Karen Webb with 77 nett and she collected the nearest to the pin with 2.7m.
The division three winner was Naida Murphy with 71 nett.
Tuesday’s stableford division one winner was Pam Crawford on 37 points and Judy Cooper had the nearest to the pin with Judy Cooper 2.23m.
Division two was won by Trish Roche with 34 points and nearest to the pin was Cheryl Berry with 2.65m.
Division three was won by Di Cruise with 32 points.
Upcoming events include Saturday’s Stroke/scratch event and on Tuesday there is the Memorial Pinehurst choose your partner event.
Also, next week, South West Slopes take on Riverina and local golfers, Helen Pearce and Paula Dean, will be representing Tumut and the South West.