23 Mar

The Real Colin Finkelde

Colin Finkelde, the Golf star of Laurentide.

During the course of our days we find out a lot about our clients so we thought that we start telling you a little about us.

One of our Directors, Colin Finkelde is an amazing golfer, he has been playing since he was 16 years old and has a handicap of 4, to those in the golfing world, this is pretty impressive. Early this year he was asked to Captain the New South Wales Golf Clubs LARN Cup Team, which commenced on Sunday the 8th March 2015.

The LARN Cup is an Interclub competition between 4 golf clubs, being The Australian, The Lakes, Royal Sydney and New South Wales. The competition commenced in 1996, and been keenly contested over the last 19 years.

Each clubs selects 8 players, all of which must be over 55 years of age, as at the commencement of the competition. The matches are very competitive, with all clubs fielding strong teams. All matches are of scratch, and played on a match play basis.

1st Match –Sunday 8th March – Played at The Lakes Golf Club.

All 8 matches were very closely fought, with 2 games going down the 18th hole.

The end result being a tie, with 4 matches each. (Colin won his match on the 17th hole)

2nd Match-Sunday 15th March – Played at The Australian Golf Club

The day was extremely difficult, with a 30 kilometre southerly arriving as they hit off.

As a result all aspects of play were testing, with any shot not hit dead straight was blown of line, with chipping and putting also very hard, as keeping your body still in wind that strong is almost impossible.

Sadly, the result went against New South Wales, with The Lakes defeating Colin’s side 5 matches to 3.

All matches were very close, with 3 matches decided on the 18th hole. (Colin lost on the 18th hole)

3rd Match-Sunday 22nd March – Played at Royal Sydney Golf Club

The weather was perfect for golf and the course in magnificent condition.

The opposition was the strongest team we have played so far, and sadly we were beaten 5 matches to 3. Colin lost on the 16th hole)

As a result Colin’s team cannot reach the final, and will be playing for the dreaded wooden spoon.

The matches will be played next Sunday at our home club, followed by dinner and the presentation.

The competition is played in fine spirits, and always followed by drinks and lunch with your opponents, where win, lose or draw a good day is had by all.


Feel free to give Colin a call to talk about golf, or financing your new car or and equipment.

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