Golf: 90-year-old Dawesville golfer still making the Cut


Tony Golding with club president Brian Lloyd at The Cut golf club in Dawesville.
Tony Golding with club president Brian Lloyd at The Cut golf club in Dawesville.

DAWESVILLE golfer Tony Golding has been playing golf, on and off, for about 60 years and still enjoys whacking a ball around the fairways of The Cut Golf Club twice a week.

Mr Golding celebrated his 90th birthday last month and said he mostly enjoyed the social side of the sport.

He has been a regular at The Cut for the past four years after moving to the region from Perth.

“I used to be a member at Karrinyup and after we established ourselves here I heard there was a senior’s social game and I joined the club,” he said.

Mr Golding plays with about 40 seniors on Mondays and Thursdays and enjoys the social side of the game; he is no slouch on the course either with a handicap of 25.

“My only interest in playing now is the conviviality with all the members who like a good social game,” he said.

“That part of it to me is very important to have that sort of friendship because when you get to my age your old friends have gone.

“It’s also like compulsory exercise; we do have trolleys but I couldn’t walk the course because it’s far too hilly.

“I get enough exercise with the carts in any case so that’s good.”

Mr Golding said there were also quite a few members in their 80s who enjoyed the sport.