PRESS RELEASE 13th September – Dan Wins Mandurah Crown
Dann continues to hold his great form and takes out the Mandurah crown.
QAS Sunshine Coast golfer and staff member at Pelican Waters Golf Club has continued his recent excellent form taking another step up by winning his first National Ranking in the Mandurah Amateur at Mandurah Country Club in Western Australia this week.
Dann, 23 cruised home to win by four shots against an elite amateur field that saw 33 of Australia’s best travel to WA to contest for a title, won previously by successful Australian Geoff Ogilvy, Olympian Marcus Fraser and 5 times European Tour Winner, Brett Rumford amongst many others.
Dann seemed unphased by the wind that caused havoc in tandem with the tight tree lined fairways & shot back to back 3-under rounds of 68 to be the only golfer under par in both rounds on Monday. It is the continuation of a breakout year for the Pelican Waters golfer who finished second at the lake Macquarie Amateur, a well-played third at the Master of the Amateurs and 5th in the recent Queensland Men’s Strokeplay Championship.
“It feels amazing and a long time coming,” said Dann of his first National Rankings win.
“I’ve had a lot of good results from second to fifth in a lot of different events, and finally being able to hold on to a win after being in the lead is always a really good feeling.
“I didn’t want to think about [leading] too much. I’ve done that recently but it didn’t really work out too well for me. It started off cold and really tough and those conditions usually suit my game, and it went quite well and I just hung in there and made a lot of putts, a lot of four footers and it ended up really nicely.
“I sort of took the emphasis off who was doing what and just focused on each hole at a time and put myself in good spots on the green and hit a lot of good iron shots. I wasn’t even trying to hole some of those putts that went in, it’s just obviously my day and I loved every minute of it.”
Charlie started playing golf in his hometown of Gympie before moving to the Sunshine Coast. At 23, Dann is almost a veteran of the amateur golfing circuit, but his win is an incredible achievement for a golfer who hadn’t taken up the game until he was 15.
“I was a bit of a late bloomer, and I only started playing the game late too,” Dann said.
“It takes a bit to put it out of my mind that I’m two to three years older than these guys but golf’s a game you can play until whenever, and if I just keep getting better each year that’s what’s important.”
“The last two years have been a really big turning point. Stopping full time work to go to part time is where it all changed for me.”
He has been a member at Pelican Waters Golf Club for the past 18mths and we are certain you will read more about his successes in the future from this up and coming local golfer.
If you would like to take up golf or receive lessons to improve your game like Charlie, Pelican Waters Golf Club can help you with flexible membership options tailored to suit you & a variety of clinics every week.
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http://www.golfwa.org.au/cms/2016/09/dann-rises-to-take-mandurah-crown/Tom Fee, GolfWA 12th September 2016.https://mobile.twitter.com/GolfWestAust/status/775240272858914816