Tewantin Noosa Golf Club champion Russell Milliner.
Tewantin Noosa Golf Club champion Russell Milliner. Geoff Pottern

Rusty still in fine touch

Tewantin Noosa golf club’s golden boy hasn’t lost his touch.

Twenty-two years after claiming the club’s junior championship title, he was again holding gold.

Last Sunday there was no stopping star performer Russell (Rusty) Milliner when he took out his second club championship by six shots from Ryan Mulder.

Milliner was three shots behind after 36 holes, then shot 70 (2 under par) to 60, 6 in front, which ended the winning margin.

His stellar run includes four Honour Board events this year plus runner-up in another event.

The 40-year-old golfer joined the club in 1985 as 15-year-old rookie.

He didn’t waste time showing his form.

The following year he took out the junior championship and subsequently took out the 1987 A-grade title.

Since then he has won 37 Honour Board events including A-grade, foursomes, A-grade match play, 4 ball gross and match play and mixed foursomes.

Along the way Rusty said he teamed up with some winning partners.

“I had a great partnership with Darren Feldman, winning between 15 and 20 4 ball, foursomes and 4 ball match play titles with him,” he said.

Birthday time has also brought some great presents to the talented man.

“I’ve scored three holes in one – twice that’s happened on my birthday.”


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