During the presentation following the Tuross Head Country Club’s stableford competition, held on the last day of the 2016 year, it is doubtful that anyone could have received a greater surprise than young visitor golfer Lachlan Nordsvan.Lachlan, a member of the Fairbairn Golf Club in Canberra, is only ten years of age, and filled fifth placing in a strong field, with a very creditable score of 40 stableford points.
While holidaying at Tuross with his family, he has been on the course most mornings at 6.30 am with his father Michael practising a game that he loves.
The golf committee appreciating his keenness and pleasant demeanour took the opportunity of asking Brendan Jones, a past junior and local golfer and now a touring PGA member and 1999 Australian Amateur Champion, to present him with his winning voucher.
Who knows perhaps this may be a moment Lachlan will long remember as Brendan Jones commenced his career on this same golf course. It is doubtful if anyone made a more spectacular start to their carers than Brendan.
In his very first professional game in the 1999 Ford Open at Kooyonga, Adelaide he returned a card with birdie, par, hole in one, birdie, birdie for the first five holes to eventually finish with a first round 69.
Brendan has played in the USA tour and has won over 15 tournaments, mostly in Japan and Asia.
He has twice won in the prestigious Mizuno Open. His most recent win was the ANA Open at Hokkaido during September 2016 made him Australia’s most successful golfer in this country.
He has been visiting his family over the festive Christmas period and welcomed the opportunity to
present this keen enthusiastic young golfer with his award.
Front: Zoe, Kath Mulligan, Jamie and Lisa Nordsvan. Back: Michael and Lachlan Nordsvan.