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The Blue Mountains recently hosted two SParms PGA Legends Tour events, with Springwood Country Club playing fifty-one pros and a whole field of amateurs at Springwood on 18-19, with Ben Jackson winning the event with a 3 under par of 66 , ahead of Martin Peterson and Peter Fowler in second place at 67, then David Van Raalte at 68, Nicholas Robb and Scott Ford at 69, then David Fearns, Peter Lonard and Michael Harwood all at 70. This was Jackson’s sixth win on Legends Tour including two wins earlier this year. Born in Great Britain in 1967, Jackson represented the England Boys in 1984 before emigrating to Australia in 1987. He won the 1995 Western Australia Open and later co-founded and is now head of research and development for Grip Master Leather company Grip. In the amateur ranks at Springwood, the winners were: A Grade – David Limbach, second Adam Forster; B Class – Tom Weber, runner-up Sean Hodgins-Lucas; C Class – Alan Evers, runner-up Paul Mason; Ladies – Claire Bradley. The next day the professionals drove to Blackheath and were again blessed with perfect weather, 54 professionals and a full amateur field were about to start. Steve Conran and Anthony Summers both shot 3 under par scores of 66 to share the honor and booty of the day, ahead of Michael Holden, Martin Peterson and Michael Harwood all at 68, then Tim Elliott, John Wade, Grant Fyander, David Fearns, Peter Fowler and Andy Rogers all shared with 69. Conran won the Australian amateur in 1989 before turning pro in 1990. He then won the Singapore Open in 1995 and then played on the Japan Tour for 22 years (1997-2015). before playing on the Japan Legends Tour for another three years (2016-18). Conran has 17 wins on the PGA Legends Tour. Summers has spent over 25 years in the pro, including appearing at the US Open on the Olympic Course in 2012. Summers won the 2014 QLD PGA Championships and the VIC PGA Seniors Championship in 2020. His win at Blackheath was his second at the PGA Legends Tour. Action moves to the Richmond Golf Club from November 25-27 for the prestigious RM Williams Australian PGA Seniors Championship, which drew a strong field of 74 players, led by Peter Lonard, the 2020 runner-up.

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November 24, 2021 – 9:13 a.m.

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  • Follow by: Springwood Country Club golfer Josh Schuberth in action at the Fidelity Capital Group Charity Legends Pro-Am at Springwood Country Club.  Image: Noel Rowsell.
  • Elegant swing: Springwood Country Club golfer Brad Cole competes in the Fidelity Capital Group Charity Legends Pro-Am at the Springwood Country Club.  Image: Noel Rowsell.

The Blue Mountains recently hosted two SParms PGA Legends Tour events, with the Springwood Country Club taking place on May 18-19.

Fifty-one pros and a whole field of amateurs played at Springwood, with Ben Jackson winning the event with a 3 under par of 66, followed by Martin Peterson and Peter Fowler in second place with 67, then David Van Raalte with 68, Nicholas Robb and Scott Ford at 69, then David Fearns, Peter Lonard and Michael Harwood all at 70.

This was Jackson’s sixth Legends Tour win, including two wins earlier this year. Born in Great Britain in 1967, Jackson represented the England Boys in 1984 before emigrating to Australia in 1987. He won the 1995 Western Australia Open and later co-founded and is now head of research and development for Grip Master Leather company Grip.

In the amateur ranks at Springwood, the winners were: A Grade – David Limbach, second Adam Forster; B Class – Tom Weber, runner-up Sean Hodgins-Lucas; C Class – Alan Evers, runner-up Paul Mason; Ladies – Claire Bradley.

The next day the professionals drove to Blackheath and were again blessed with perfect weather, 54 professionals and a full amateur field were about to start. Steve Conran and Anthony Summers both shot 3 under par scores of 66 to share the honor and booty of the day, ahead of Michael Holden, Martin Peterson and Michael Harwood all at 68, then Tim Elliott, John Wade, Grant Fyander, David Fearns, Peter Fowler, and Andy Rogers all have 69s.

Conran won the Australian amateur in 1989 before turning pro in 1990. He then won the Singapore Open in 1995, then played on the Japan Tour for 22 years (1997-2015) before playing on the Japan Legends Tour for another three years (2016-18). Conran has 17 wins on the PGA Legends Tour.

Summers has spent more than 25 years in professional sport, including appearing at the US Open on the Olympic Course in 2012. Summers won the 2014 QLD PGA Championships and the VIC PGA Seniors Championship in 2020. His win at Blackheath was his second in the PGA Legends Tour.

Action moves to the Richmond Golf Club from November 25-27 for the prestigious RM Williams Australian PGA Seniors Championship, which drew a strong field of 74 players, led by Peter Lonard, the 2020 runner-up.

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