Kennedy thrives on challenge
DANNY Kennedy never shirks from the challenges of his local club - and sometimes he gets his reward.
The home player captured a hard-fought A-grade division at Casino Golf Club's 18-hole medley stableford competition last Saturday.
Kennedy, who plays off 12, finished ahead of Ian Wotherspoon on a countback after both players returned a score of 39 points.
The winner said he loved pitting his golfing wits against the course.
"I love Casino," he said. "It is a long course and tight.
"If you miss the fairway there it's quite difficult to get a par, so you've always got to hit a good length ball straight. That's what I did on Saturday.
"Even though my handicap allows me to make a mistake, you have still got to be on top of your game there. It's nice to get a win."
Almost 100 players took part in the competition, which was played in generally sunny and helpful conditions.
Victory was a hard-earned early birthday present for Kennedy, who turns 67 today.
The right-hander has been a member at the West St club for about 30 years and said he enjoyed all the challenges posed by the sport.
"One thing about golf is that you are trying to improve all the time," he said. "That's what I like about it.
"It can be frustrating, but it does make a satisfying experience. It's good to be out there with nature and nice to play alongside your mates."
Amos Kennedy took B-grade, with Darren Rea topping C-grade.