Alan Lloyd takes out Port Stephens Veterans’ Championship at 88

Alan flanked by Vets' President Colin Marsden and Captain John Upston.
Alan flanked by Vets’ President Colin Marsden and Captain John Upston.

 

MOST people would think that at 88 years of age it would be time to hang up the golf clubs and turn to a more passive form of recreation.

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In the case of Alan Lloyd from Mallabula, he is not only still playing, he’s just taken out the Port Stephens Veterans’ championship.

Whereas most veteran golfers use a cart and struggle to get around nine holes, Alan plays 18 holes and walks all the way. To take out the coveted title, he played in all three qualifying rounds off a handicap of 32 to achieve a net aggregate of 217.

New members are always welcome at Tanilba’s Port Stephens Vets and a joining fee of just $10 will see you playing in their regular Monday competition.

They tee off from 7am.

You must have a registered AGU handicap to enter.

Tanilba Golf Club is easy walking with just one small hill on the course.

It sits on a silica sand bed which keeps it playable in all but the most extreme of wet weather conditions.

By Googling ‘Tanilba Golf Club’ you can ‘walk’ the course via an interactive slide show and also source full details of its operation.

 

By Geoff WALKER

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