Handiskins played in Mudgee for first time

HANDY LOT: John Osborne, Kelly Lucas, Joshua Campbell and Jeff Williamson, the finalists in the first Mudgee Handiskins Final played on Sunday.

HANDY LOT: John Osborne, Kelly Lucas, Joshua Campbell and Jeff Williamson, the finalists in the first Mudgee Handiskins Final played on Sunday.

The Handiskins final was played on Sunday afternoon with the top four qualifiers vying for $1,200 in prizemoney. Joshua Campbell, John Osborne, Jeff Williamson and Kelly Lucas were the lucky players to chance their hand at the Mudgee Handiskins final.

This is the first time Mudgee has hosted this type of event.

Fifty one local Mudgee Members entered and qualified over six stableford rounds in the season.

A representative from Handiskins was on hand to act as referee and scorer.

Played in a matchplay format, with prize money on offer for the player who wins the hole outright, led to some impressive golf and tight contests.

The first hole was squared and the prizemoney jackpotted to the second which Jeff Williamson won.

Joshua Campbell opened his account on the third with a win, and added more with a nearest to pin on the fourth.

The next four holes were squared by the players, making a tempting $240 prize on offer at the eighth hole.

John Osborne won this with a nett birdie.

Jeff Williamson, with the tenth hole, and a jackpot from the ninth, increased his share of the prize pool.

Two players, John and Joshua, hit the eleventh green to halve the nearest to pin money.

John Osborne won the twelfth holes and eleventh hole jackpot.

These two players fought it out on the thirteenth, after Williamson went out of bounds and Lucas conceded.

Williamson took another chunk out of the prize pool with a jackpot win on the fourteenth.

Osborne won the sixteenth plus the jackpot from the fifteenth.

All the money had gone to the men until the seventeenth hole, where Kelly Lucas putted for a 4, nett 2, to the cheers of the gallery watching on.

Lucas finished off with another win on the eighteenth hole.

Top money winner was John Osborne followed by Jeff Williamson Joshua Campbell and Kelly Lucas

Presentations were held at the club following the event.

Club Professional Peter Mayson was thanked for introducing the event.

More rain saw only 19 entrants brave mid-week and Andy Gay had 34 points to get the win over Nam Slade on 31 points. The reduced field meant only one NTP and Kel Wilton knocked it to 570 cm on the 17th hole. The course rating was 73 and balls went to 28 c/b.

The men’s foursomes was Saturday and pennant players Craig Golledge and Mark Hale took out the gross with 73, from teammates Matt Stanley and Brad Paine two shots adrift. Nett to Nathan Hill and David Riley on 69.

NTP went to Craig Golledge on the 4th and Barry Neaverson-Smith on the 11th.

Next Saturday is the monthly medal stroke event

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