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Veteran golfer captures taroom championship

KING OF THE CLUB: Taroom golfer Graham Sharp won his sixth Taroom Golf Club Championship recently. Picture supplied.
KING OF THE CLUB: Taroom golfer Graham Sharp won his sixth Taroom Golf Club Championship recently. Picture supplied.

DESPITE stating his putting was “very bad”, Graham Sharp has taken out the Taroom Golf Club Championship.

Played over four rounds during two weekends with scoring off the stick, Sharp took out the title by 17 shots with a total of 304.

But the 62-year-old veteran golfer didn't feel he was in good form.

“I felt I played average and was putting very badly for the first two rounds,” Sharp said.

It's a scary thought - how much would he have won by if he was hitting the small white ball well?

He was sitting pretty in a pressure-free final round, as the semi-retired Taroom golfer already had the trophy in his keeping before he teed off in the last round.

After his mediocre form, Sharp said he felt relieved when he knew he had the championship under wraps.

The part-time Taroom Health Service employee not only has his number etched on the championship board six times, he holds the record for the best score and best left-hander.

It is not surprising that he has so many championships to his name, given what he told The Central Telegraph he loves about the game.

“The pressure you put on yourself,” was Sharp's response to the question what he loved about golf.

Sharp took up golf 23 years ago as he got “too old for cricket.”

That explains how he got his eye in so he could whack it around and rack up six titles.


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