Reigning Coffs Harbour Golf Club Dan Swain is favoured to win the title again.
Reigning Coffs Harbour Golf Club Dan Swain is favoured to win the title again. LEIGH JENSEN

Dan is man to beat at club champs

WHEN Coffs Harbour Golf Club’s club championships get under way this morning, the field is going to find it very difficult to topple reigning champ Dan Swain.

Swain has been hitting the ball solidly lately and went around the course in even-par during Thursday’s single stableford event. A result that has seen his handicap move from scratch to plus-1.

Ask club professional Matt Allan, though, and he believes although Swain is the favourite, victory is no fait accompli.

“I believe there’s a few blokes out there that could beat him,” he said.

The first name that came to mind for Allan was Paul McLean.

McLean went head-to-head with Swain a few weeks back in a challenge round and nearly lasted the difference. That good run of form for Mclean has continued over the past month which makes him one to look out for.

Junior golfers Jack Pountney and Bill Stocks are unable to play all four rounds over the next two weekends due to state championship commitments but there’s always a group of young golfers willing to have a crack at claiming the major prize.

Brandon Connor is considered a top chance as is Aden Louez who already has the Bonville title to his name.



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