Amish Dykes takes out Karratha Golf Club’s inaugural Par 3 challenge

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Inaugural Par 3 Challenge winner Aaron Dykes, with mens Captain Adam Ros s and Ladies Vice Captain Patrizia Hinchcliffe
Camera IconInaugural Par 3 Challenge winner Aaron Dykes, with mens Captain Adam Ros s and Ladies Vice Captain Patrizia Hinchcliffe

The Inaugural Par 3 Challenge 18 hole Nett event was held at the Karratha Golf Club on Saturday for the Men’s Captain’s Choice.

Inspired by Captain Adam Ross in liaison with Golf WA, the entire course was turned into par threes, with tee markers moved down the fairways on all the par fours and fives.

Handicaps were slashed accordingly, and holes varied in length from 99 metres up to a whopping 215 metres on hole six.

There were novelties galore with a nearest the pin and longest putt to be won on every single hole.

Most of the 62 players were challenged with unfamiliar distances to hit from on 14 of the 18 holes, so it made for some fun and interesting golf, with shot accuracy never being more crucial to win.

With a course par of 54 for the event, low handicapper Amish Dykes, playing off a four, pulled a double, nailing the Gross win with one over, shooting 55 off the stick, and taking out the overall Nett win for the day, placing first for the inaugural event.

Also scoring a nett 51, but losing on the countback, Adam Laurent took out second place, with third place going to Wayne Martin with 52 nett.

Best Lady also with 52 was Kathie Couzens, with Best Vet won by Fiona Kinsman with 53.

As a Stroke/Nett event, a NAGA was also awarded, won by Lorrel Visona with a great score of 74 nett.

Sunday Scroungers saw Tracey Smyth take out the win and the jackpot, with 24 Stableford points.

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