Nambucca Heads golf fundraiser to help farmers

A DROUGHT relief fundraiser golf tournament, run by Nambucca RSL, saw 120 players take part in a four person ambrose event playing from the yellow markers.

Winning the day were the Nambucca Butchers team of Mitch Tutt, Greg Kennedy, Drew Walker and Brian Guest with a score of 53 nett. Runners-up were a golf club team of Lee Fewings, Les Mohr, Paul Maxwell and Ted Beaton with 54 3/4. Nearest the pins went to David Anderson at the 5th, Peter Morriss took out the 7th and 13th, Les Mohr won the 8th, the 15th was taken out by B Wilson, and Peter Hull won the 18th. All enjoyed great prizes from sponsors.Longest drive for the ladies went to Ros Rutter and the men’s was Peter Mackney.

Thank you to all the sponsors and donors who helped to raise more than $10,000. Big thank you also to the Lions club who provided a breakfast and lunch.

Saturday a Medal of Medals round was played. Winner was Dennis Ashton with nett 68 from Peter Farrell, 69.

Winning the Local Liquor sponsored monthly medal in A grade was Martin Jones with a round of 81/69 from Peter Farrell 74/69. David Bird took out B grade with 79/66 from Dennis Ashton 86/68. Cleaning up in C grade was Aart Hooykaas after his round of 95/66 from Dale Hansen 91/67. Ball rundown went to 73 with Ralph Taylor, Greg McCoy, Michael Lee and Col Wormleaton to collect.

Thursday’s round of single stableford attracted 85 players with Bruce Berry continuing on from last week’s good round – producing a round of 40 to win A grade on a countback from Graham Weary.

David Mattacott (15 handicap) won B grade with a round of 42 from Neil Duffus (18) 41. Also in a purple patch Scott Burley (21) 42 points took C grade from Don Lavery (27) 41 points. 

Pins went to Dennis Ashton the longest putt on 2, Bruce Berry on 5, Heather Gray on 7th, Lee Fewings at 8, Ray Alborough the pizza at 13, Phil Price the 15th and Denys Tobin took out the pro pin.

Sunday’s AGM saw some changes: Geoff Harris becomes the new president after Kerry McCoy stepped down to the captain’s spot. Kel McGoldrick is the vice-president while Andrew Johnston retains the treasurer’s position. Directors are Chris Tinson, Sue Seymour and Gillian Anderson.

The club has made some headway and is starting to trade in the black thanks mainly to the efforts of the volunteers who have given great service and time.

At the meeting long time member Ian Vidler was rewarded with life membership in a unanimous vote. Ian has been a great servant to the club and still promotes the club wherever he travels. He also runs the veterans tournament every year.

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