Commitment pays off for golfers

Tim Cloonan, Cloonan Cup winners Graeme Ferguson and Andrew Taylor, Kate Cloonan and runners up Jason and Luke Kuhn.

Emotional Win in Cleavage Cup

Thea Mitchell and Sharon Brook fought back tears after winning Beaudesert Golf Club’s Cleavage Cup.

It was the fourth time the Cup has run and the first time Thea and Sharon have competed as a team.

They praised runners-up Nicki Mulligan and Chris Van Daalen, saying it was a close but friendly competition.

“It was nerve wracking,” said Thea.

“It was a very, very close game all the way around.  We were only ever one up or square.  It was very intense, but a great game.”

Last year’s Cleavage Cup winners Debbie Dansey and Jo Antcliff with 2023 winners Thea Mitchell and Sharon Brook.

Commitment key to Cloonan Jug win

Weeks of commitment paid off when uncle and nephew team Graeme Ferguson and Andrew Taylor took out the coveted Cloonan Jug at Beaudesert Golf Club.

The Cloonan Jug was run over six games, with play commencing in April this year, culminating in the 36-hole final on Saturday 10 June.

Andrew said it was a tough competition and thanked the Cloonan family for their sponsorship and his and Graeme’s families for the support they provided.

“It is a big commitment for the families to keep on letting you out to do it! You can’t do it without them,” he said.

“We were a knife’s edge off completing, even committing to the tournament so to think we got to the final is unbelievable.”

“The games were all tough, they always are in the Cloonan Jug.”

“I couldn’t have done it without Graeme, you can’t win the Cloonan Jug on your own. We’ve had somewhere between 15 and 18 goes between Fergie and I.”

“We’ve scraped over the line this time and I’m just so thankful.”

Graeme recalled taking his nephew Andrew out to play golf when he was 14 years old and said they have enjoyed playing competitions together ever since.

He was pleased but humble about the win, noting that both he and Andrew have played the tournament many times and to have the win together is a big achievement for both of them.

“I’d like to thank the competitors we played today and on the other days. I don’t know what everyone else thinks but there have been no easy games,” he said.

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