PHIL Bradwell maintained age is no handicap after his victory in Captain’s Weekend at Stamford Golf Club.
The 62-year-old had nett rounds of 76-12-64 and 81-12-69 for a two-round total of 133 and a one stroke winning margin over Jason Cook (69 and 65 for 135).
“I said in my speech that it is not important how old you are,” explained the project manager who works on gas networks.
“It is 36 years since I won my last 36-hole major which was Vice President’s Prize.”
In the meantime, however, there has been one other major success in the Gold Medal.
Phil’s six-under-par nett 64 in the opening round, which included a couple of birdies, set him on the road to victory.
“It was a case of keeping my head down and luckily I had no disasters over the two days,” he explained.
Phil, who has won three majors, began playing golf aged 25 but because of his work, which has included a spell in Dubai, he added he has had breaks and rejoined the club three times.
Third place went to Simon Reynolds (66 and 69 for 135) on the card from James Woodcock (66 and 69 for 135) while fifth was Keith Dockerty (72 and 65 for 137).
Phil had the lowest score in the opening round on the card from Martin Dwyer
(71-7-64) while in the second round that honour went to Jason with 82-17-65.