A PENNANT grand final victory has put Division One promotion back on the agenda at Colac Golf Club.
Colac’s Division Two team beat Cobden, 5-2, at Port Fairy and has won back-to-back pennant golf premierships.
The winner of Division Two traditionally receives promotion to Division One but the final decision lies with Corangamite District Golf Association officials.
A Division One match dispute, combined with the CDGA’s preference to play teams from the one club in separate divisions, denied Colac’s Division Two golfers promotion last year.
Colac Division Two captain Chris Daffy said his team would enjoy the chance to play Division One if promotion became a reality this year.
“I can’t see why not and I think it’s more to let the younger guys in our team play the top level,” he said.
“We want to play Division One and even if we get thrashed every game it gives those guys an opportunity to play that top level against the best.”
Daffy omitted himself from Sunday’s flag-winning team to ensure Colac has the best team possible.
Division One regular Matt O’Dowd was a late addition to the Division Two line-up and secured a decisive 4-3 victory against Cobden’s Lachie Green.
Colac’s David Parker beat Sam Rix, 3-2, Nathan Robinson was too good for David Mills, 3-1, and young-gun Josh Murfiit defeated Cobden’s Tom Rix, 3-2.
Cobden’s Henry Green outlasted David Walker, 1up, while Colin Dobson defeated Julian Welsh, 3-2.
Colac’s Scott Lyness completed the convincing victory against Noah Mounsey, 3-1.
Daffy said the final victory was sweeter given Colac had lost to Cobden during the pennant season.
“We lost one game to Cobden and we got thrashed by them six-one,” he said.
“We had three guys in that we didn’t have when we played them during the year, so we had a lot stronger team in the final.”
Daffy said back-to-back Division Two finals victories was a proud achievement for the club.
“It was a brilliant effort; we only had three guys from last year’s side so there was four different guys in it,” he said.
“And it’s more the junior players that have come up this year and played; how good they’ve been is just brilliant.”