Leura’s Kortum Shield team wins the 2021 Pennant
Angelo Garafano (c), Phil Noble, Hamish McCarthy, Stephen York, Tom Cook, Wayne Clayton
From the Blue Mountains District Pennants Roundup –
Leura One had a one-point lead over Blackheath One. Blackheath One defeated Wentworth Falls and then waited anxiously to see if Leura One would be defeated by Blackheath Two.
Leura One had played an excellent tournament and subsequently defeated Blackheath Two 2.5 – 0.5 and they took the Pennant.
Congratulations to the Leura Golf Club for winning the Kortum Shield.
It was our pennant year this year. Nothing but a truly great performance from a wonderfully dedicated team. From the five gruelling rounds held at Lithgow, Leura, Wentworth Falls, Oberon and finally Blackheath. The teams consisted of Hamish and I, Tom Cook and Wayne Clayton, and Phill Noble and Stephen York. All played outstandingly. Over the 5 rounds we had a total of 11 match wins, 3 match draws and only 1 match lost. A truly marvellous performance and probably unheard of in the history of Kortum shield. A big thanks to Carl Jennings and John Hogan who filled in for our first match at Lithgow.
Thanks also to the hosts, Chris our new club captain for his support at Oberon and Blackheath and also to Bruce Cox for his support at Blackheath in providing the drinks (I think the beers helped?). Many thanks to Brian Tulloch (Pennants coordinator) for his outstanding contribution with helping team captains in their match preperations.
What more can I say? It was a pleasure to captain a splendid team who performed admirably and I can only look forward to defending our title once again next year.