Golf News for Tuesday, December 20, 2005 | Awards

Australian Golf Digest picks Adam Scott as player of the year

Sanctuary Cove Golf's touring professional, Adam Scott, has been recognised as Player of the Year by Australian Golf Digest, for the third consecutive year, on top of his win of the PGA Tour Australasia Order of Merit for the first time.

Currently rated as number eight in the world, Scott was recently back in Australia for the 2005 Sanctuary Cove Adam Scott Invitational, which preceded his participation in the Australian Open and MasterCard Masters.

Scott Taylor, Sanctuary Cove's Director of Golf, who accompanied Scott while he played at The Palms golf course for the Invitational, wasn't surprised at the recognition.

"Although Scott described The Palms as a difficult course due to the wind, he displayed some fantastic play on the day," Mr Taylor said.

"It was a great opportunity to view Scott's game and learn from him. As a golfing community at Sanctuary Cove, we have a culture where we share our experiences, provide support and celebrate the achievements of our players."

The congratulations don't stop with Scott however, as Phil Billings, President of The Country Club at Sanctuary Cove, was also recognised by Australian Golf Digest, as the Queensland Senior Champion on the 2005 Amateur Honour Roll.

Billings won the Hong Kong Senior Amateur Open in November, which followed his success at the Queensland Senior Titles.

Source - Sanctuary Cove