Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Short Form of Game Catches on at Cooroy

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Short Form of Game Catches on at Cooroy

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Byline: PETER OWEN

AWARE of the worldwide trend towards shorter forms of the game, Cooroy Golf Club will soon introduce a new nine-hole membership and a range of appealing nine-hole events.

The upgraded nine-hole membership, which comes into operation on January 1, follows Golf Australia's move to introduce a nine-hole handicap. The nine-hole membership will cost $500 a year, and will include affiliation fees. Already Cooroy offers a nine-hole competition for women on Tuesdays, and from January 4 will run new nine-hole competitions for men and women on Fridays and Sundays. There will also be a nine-hole series for members and visitors over the Christmas-New Year holiday period.

DOUG Klein, one of the most decorated graduates of the Invincibles Sunshine Coast Junior Golf Tour, made a brilliant professional debut last week when he finished fourth in the Queensland Open at Brisbane Golf Club. Klein, 20, shot rounds of 71, 70, 68 and 68 for a seven under-par total of 277 -- four shots behind winner, Jordan Zunic of Victoria. Best of the Sunshine Coast players was amateur Charlie Dann (68, 71, 70, 76: 285) who finished tied 39th. Shae Wools-Cobb (72, 72, 73, 70) was tied 45th, with Mt Coolum's Lochie Coleborn (71, 71, 72, 75) tied 49th.

AUSTRALIA scored a slim 6.5 to 5.5 win in the inaugural Women's Senior Trans-Tasman Cup in Adelaide last week, with Headland's Josie Ryan winning her foursomes, squaring her four-ball match and going down narrowly in the singles. The Ryder Cup-style event, played at the Grange Golf Club, is contested by the best senior women golfers in Australia and New Zealand.

IT'S the last chance golfers will have to "wine down" for the year. The fourth and final leg of the Noosa Springs' Wednesday Wine Down series is set for November 28. Teams of four golfers play a skins-type stableford event with a prize of four bottles of wine on offer for the best score on each hole. …

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