Maclean’s golfing blaster in long drive nationals
BIG-HITTING Maclean golfer Brendan Moylan has a shot at an Australian title following a stunning return to competition at South West Rocks.
Moylan, a two-time champion in the long drive form of the game, took out the second round of the Remax Australian Long Drive Championships on a soggy and wind blown South West Rock course on July 13.
He is now a chance to take the title for a third time when competition resumes at the Logan Golf Course on August 17.
He's capable of blasting the little white pill close to 400m. But competitors found conditions in round two not conducive to big hitting.
"I won with a longest drive of 284m hitting into a headwind," he said. "I had one of 302m but I didn't hit the grid with it, so it didn't qualify."
Moylan said this year's competition had been reduced to three rounds and he was unable to play in round one because of work commitments.
He said winning at South West Rocks gave him a chance to make the finals at Logan.
"I've won the title twice in the past three years, so winning there showed me the form was still there," he said.
Winning the national title or making the final will make him eligible for the world titles. "There are two spots up for grabs in the world final main competition field," he said.