ADAM Kelleher has had a triumphant return to Windsor Golf Club after taking out the PGA Professionals Championship of NSW/ACT in August.
Kelleher and wife Corinne have taken over as club professionals at Windsor, after Wayne Kesby decided it was time to call it a day recently.
The pair, who live at North Richmond, have been on the job for about two months at Windsor with Adam clearly getting back into the swing of things after winning the club professional tournament earlier this month.
After shooting a 71 on a par 72 course, Kelleher won a three-way tie to take out the win, sinking an eight-foot putt after teeing off last on the first playoff hole to secure the victory.
“It was a par five hole and I knocked it on the green in two, and then had two putts for the win,” he said.
“The pressure was on. I had to collect my thoughts and clam myself a bit but I stroked in the eight-footer.
“It was good to feel the adrenaline. I am over the moon to get the win and to be able to represent Windsor Golf Club.”
The win was his first in four years and it was the first time he had won this contest. It will see him contest the Australian final at Hamilton Island in late October.
The self-described Hawkesbury boy said it was the second time he had qualified for the National final, and he hoped this time would go better than the first.
“I qualified in 2014, and then headed to America for some tournaments but I contracted adult chicken pox on the back end of that,” he said.
“A week and a half later I had to play at Hamilton Island.
“I was quite ill for three or four months. Luckily the tournament was in carts which helped. I think I finished about 15th in the end which wasn't bad.”
Kelleher said he was loving being back at Windsor, where he played his junior golf, with wife Corinne.
“I joined the club in the mid-1990s. I played all my junior golf here and then did the last two years of my professional traineeship here under Wayne Kesby,” he said.
“It has been good, the members have been warm and welcoming to Corinne and myself.”