Jackson makes a comeback

EIGHT shots above Lester Calvert, Drew Jackson had to work hard to whittle his score down in the final two days of the Nanango Club Championship.

But the reigning A-grade championship took it all in his swing to win it again with a gross score of 302.

On Sunday, Jackson equalled the course record with a score of 68 with the help of an eagle on hole-11, a par five.

"It was just a good drive down the middle, a six iron eight foot out and then a good putt," Jackson said.

While he played a solid two final rounds at the weekend, Jackson said he was disappointed not to beat the course record.

"I've been chasing that course record for a while now," he said.

He said his putting let him down slightly, which prevented him from beating the Nanango course record.

Jackson was able to catch up to Calvert on Saturday under the windy conditions but had better conditions on Sunday, which helped him increase his lead.

"I ended up winning by 23 shots," he said.

"Lester, he just fizzled out."

Jackson said the course was in fine form, so once he started to hit the ball cleanly it was game over for the rest of the field.

His win this year marked the second consecutive championship the 25-year-old had taken out at the club.

Jackson started playing golf at the Nanango course more than nine years after he followed his father into the sport.

After an initial slow start in golf, he rapidly improved his game to reach the level he is at now.


  • A-grade gross champion: Drew Jackson 302
  • B-grade gross champion: Arthur Wallis 344
  • C-grade gross champion: Clinton Golding 375
  • Women's A-grade gross champion: Kathy Kelly 250
  • Women's B-grade gross champion: Sue Randall 289
  • Women's C-grade gross champion: Val Alexander 324
  • Men's net aggregate: Drew Jackson 286
  • Women's net aggregate: Julie Saunders 227
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