It's shaping up as another big year on the golf course for popular 20-year-old Jake Moore, whose handicap has returned to its downward direction.ROB MUIR February 11, 2014 3:43pm
Jake's handicap is six (5.6). At the start of 2013, it was a very happy golfer when, for the first time, his handicap entered single figures, nine.
Double digit figures returned but when the handicap reached 11, the powerful left-hander's scores reverted to the credit side.
Jake took up golf at age five and received his first handicap, 32, at 12-years-of-age.
A big-hitting driver, Jake's real strengths are his iron shots and putting. Last year, with Ken Parker, he won the Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort's Summer Cup Foursomes.
Jake is forever grateful to club resort life member, Alex MacKenzie, for his support, including being his first coach.
"He's an all-round terrific bloke. He always knows how to put a smile on your face," Jake said of 'Macca'.
"The McCullys have also been great to me and I appreciate the support of the pro shop."
Jake knows the layout of the Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort extremely well, being a third-year groundsman at the 45-hole complex.
He's on track to successfully complete his apprenticeship in March 2015, six months after turning 21-years-of-age.
Jake's dad, Robbie Moore, was also a left-hander at cricket, being a punishing batsman and fine wicket-keeper.
Talking of left-handers, Macca is one of the greatest left-handers the club resort has ever produced and is so pleased and proud of Jake.
"He's precious," 85-year-old Macca said. "Jake's a real good news story. He loves his golf, applies himself so well, has plenty of ability and possesses a good temperament."
"My aim is to get to scratch - to get as low as I possibly can," Jake said. "I'm happy as it sits.
"I love the moral support of all the members. It's an all-round great club."
Members would say that Jake, who plays every Saturday and Sunday, is an all-round good golfer and person, and wish him continued success with his handicap and goals.
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