Maurice Penson says farewell to Young Club

Long time stalwart and club legend Maurice Penson is leaving Young and moving to Wauchope this week.

Maurice enjoyed farewell drinks with friends on Sunday afternoon.

The great course that we now enjoy would not have been possible without the efforts of Maurice over the years.

To be a golfer of note one had to take on Maurice and beat him. Very few were able to claim victory.

Maurice's achievements in golf will not be matched. He was Club Champion 25 times from 1949-1990, Club Foursomes Champion 19 times and Mixed Foursomes Champion 19 times.

Maurice has won a championship in each of 6 decades. In 1949 he was also the Young Tennis Club champion.

In the South West District Golf Association his record stands at Singles champion 13 times from 1952-1979. Foursomes champion 19 times and Mixed foursomes champion 19 times.

Maurice shot a 62 at Young in 1985 and an unofficial record of 60 in a 4BBB in 1987.

Maurice has held course records in every town within an 80km radius of Young. Last year at the age of 93 he shot a score of 92.

Maurice was central to getting the Young Veterans Week of Golf off the ground and building its reputation as a major event in southern NSW.

We wish Maurice all the best with his move.

Bill Kearney, Lindsay Regan, Maurice Penson, Kevin McCabe and Len Goode- the inaugural Veterans Golf Committee got together to farewell Maurice Penson.

Bill Kearney, Lindsay Regan, Maurice Penson, Kevin McCabe and Len Goode- the inaugural Veterans Golf Committee got together to farewell Maurice Penson.