Third-placed Jay Roberts looks on as winner of the Men’s shootout at the Warwick Golf Club Amon Cockram is congratulated by second-placed Garry Adcock.
Third-placed Jay Roberts looks on as winner of the Men’s shootout at the Warwick Golf Club Amon Cockram is congratulated by second-placed Garry Adcock. Michael Cormack And Contributed

Golfers prove on target in Shootout

THE best golfers in Warwick, as proven by this year's results, were on course together on Sunday for the Shootout.

Qualification for the tournament was decided by each Warwick golfer's top four performances from February to November being added up.

The 19 golfers with the best four scores qualified for Sunday's tournament.

Warwick Golf Club captain Brendon Jones said the tournament was an elimination style.

"The 19 golfers tee off the first hole and the golfer with the worst score at each hole is eliminated until the winner is decided on the 18th hole," Jones said.

"It's a match-play format, where a designated chip-off takes place if multiple golfers have the same score on a hole."

In the Men's, just 13cm separated winner Amon Cockram from second-placed Garry Adcock.

"The last hole was very close," Jones said.

"They went to a chip-off where they both shot for the hole from a designated spot and Amon was 13cm closer to the hole so he won."

Cockram's win meant he joined Jones as the only two players to win the tournament twice at the club.

In the Women's Shootout, Christine Hankinson-Jones took out the win, beating out Judy Lester and Mary Young.

Jones said the tournament was a good way for golfers to work on their consistency.

"You have one bad shot and you can be eliminated," he said.

"Sometimes you might not hit a bad shot - the other players all hit great shots - and you get eliminated.

"So consistency is hugely important because you can get knocked out from one average shot. Amon is a consistent golfer and that's why he won."



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