Camden Haven golfers are jumping with joy after facing off against the best clubs in the region to win the coveted Bill Medley Shield.
It's only the second time in 34 years the shield has been won by Kew. The tournament was played against competing clubs from Kew, Port Macquarie, Wauchope, Kempsey, Crescent Head, Frederickton and South West Rocks.
The final course was played at Crescent Head with the Kew Men's Veterans Club taking the day by a mere 12 points.
Captain Col Voss said his golfers led from start to finish this season and only won by a small margin on the final day.
"The shield has a lot of history behind it and it's very competitive particularly for clubs like Port Macquarie, who have twice has many players as we have in veterans," he said.
"We compete in it every year and we play at each club to get points towards the shield throughout the year, this year collecting a combined score of more than 1300 points.
"We ended up getting in front by 12 points at Crescent Head to win the thing. We are pretty proud of it, we have just bolted it onto the wall this morning and have no intentions of taking it off.
"I think having a lot of new players has helped us win the shield this year and it instilled a bit of enthusiasm. We had about 35 players going to each venue to match what Port Macquarie usually send.
"On the day we selected ten of our players to represent us and we had to hope that they'd fire. It was very important and luckily they did well.
"We tend to naturally play well here at Kew and at Wauchope, while South West Rocks would be the hardest for everyone."
Anthony Knutsen was the overall winning golfer on 48 points. The best A grade golfer was Brian Delroy on 39 points and best B grade golfer was Terrance Payne on 40 points.
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