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Son First, Dad Second at Tuross Golf

Son First Dad Second at Tuross Golf

Lachlan Nordsvan, 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 at the Tuross Head Country Club men’s golf Saturday competition, held on the last day of the 2016 year.

Brendan Jones, a past Tuross Head junior and now a touring PGA member who had recently won the Japanese Hokkaido Open in September last year, making him Australia’s most successful golfer in that country, presented Lachlan with his winning voucher during his visit to the club.

Well that was a fairly memorial event, and left everyone with the good feeling you get when young sportsmen achieve a high standard, but it did not end there.

Lachlan’s father, Michael Norsdvan, holidays at Tuross with his family each year and coaches his son most mornings, practicing a game that they both enjoy.

Above: Lachlan Nordsvan with his father Michael on the Tuross Head Country club course

They both entered in last Saturday’s January 14th Scoty stableford competition, which is one of the feature events at Tuross Head Country Club each month, and Lachlan relegated his father, who is an A grade golfer, to second placing.

He won the event with a very high score of 44 points with his father one shot behind on 43 points.

The Nordsvan family have been holidaying at Tuross for nearly twenty years and Michael says “he enjoys the fellowship at the club and appreciates the dramatic improvements made to the course over a relatively short period of time.”

Above:The Nordsvan family. Rear: Michael and Lachlan. Front Zac, Kath Mulligan, Jamie and Lisa.

Local golfers, although filling the minor places were enthusiastic in congratulating the father and son combination on their success and look forward to their continuing visits.

Kane Duncan returned a score of 42 for third place, followed by Stephen Swanbury, Reginald Apps and Ian Wark who all finished with 40 points.

The coming Saturday event is a 4 BBB single stableford round.

Thursday’s 18 hole stableford competition was won by Ian McManus with 42 points, followed by Brendan Taylor 40, Graeme Bell and Aaron Monopoli both on 36 points.

Photos: Tony Brown and Paul Pereira

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