RUTHLESS: Gin Gin's Scott Warren has won an incredible 18 club championships in a row at his local club, the Gin Gin Golf Club.
RUTHLESS: Gin Gin's Scott Warren has won an incredible 18 club championships in a row at his local club, the Gin Gin Golf Club. Shane Jones

Is Warren best in Wide Bay?

GOLF: As Gin Gin's Scott Warren was dominating on his home golf course, he had one goal in the back of his mind.

The talented golfer wanted to win 20 straight club championships after securing almost half a dozen wins since his first in 2000.

Some called it crazy, some called it stupid, but now he's almost there.

Earlier this year he won his 18th to move within two of his goal.

"It's something I'm proud of,” he said.

"I don't know of any other people to my knowledge in the district which have had that record.”

Currently, no one does in the region.

He's also slowly getting close to the Australian record of 33-in-a-row by Western Australian Bernard Charles Cusack at Narembeen.

"I don't know if it is a luck thing but I always strike good form around the championships,” he said.

"Someone will have their chance one day and I'll be as happy for them as people are for me.”

That's what strikes you immediately when you meet Warren.

He is modest and humble off the course but on it he is ruthless.

The 30-year-old holds the course record in seven Wide Bay courses including Bundaberg, Bargara, Oakwood and home in Gin Gin.

He also won the Wide Bay Open and Closed championships and the Queensland Country Stroke Championships last month.

It was his fourth win in a row in the closed championships and third at the stroke event.

"It's only been won three years in a row once since it started in 1945,” he said.

"We're going to give it a red hot crack to win it four in a row for the first time next year.”

So what makes the best Wide Bay golfer so good?

"I'm starting to become more mature,” he said.

"I'm becoming a lot more mentally smart about the game.

"I've always had a good short game and I'm a pretty good putter.”

Warren is not done yet either this year.

"The Gayndah Open is coming up and a few others as well,” he said.

"I just want to keep playing and enjoy it.

"I've had too many people to mention who have supported me including one bloke who was instrumental in Jimmy Clark. He believed in me.”

"Thank you to them all.”



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