Mutti magic makes moolah for bushfire survivors

Bowra Lions' Mark Scott was ecstatic at the $1350 raised and awarded Lyn McKay on behalf of the Bowraville Recreation Club a Certificate of Appreciation
Bowra Lions' Mark Scott was ecstatic at the $1350 raised and awarded Lyn McKay on behalf of the Bowraville Recreation Club a Certificate of Appreciation

Mild conditions, picturesque surroundings, community spirit, juicy mutti kernels, warm chat potatoes, and friendly service combined to generate over $1,300 for locals impacted by the recent bushfires.

The funds have been passed onto the Bowraville Lions Club, who have already provided enormous contributions to fire victims.

The annual Mutti Day at the Bowraville Recreation Club was an opportunity for golfers and bowlers to come together for friendly competition and support a great cause.

Traditionally a big score is required to take the golfing honours in the 2 Player Best Ball event and this year was no exception.

It was a case of young and vintage combining to post a scintillating 54 points. Jake Simpson and partner Steve Hoskins took home the coveted Sandra Reid embroidery towels and Norco Rural Stores vouchers with a 5 point advantage over Lleyton and Danny Doolan.

In a massive turnaround Danny Knight and Mark Hill found form with a blistering 28 points to take the Back Nine.

This was still not quite good enough to peg back 'grudge match' opponents Mick and Shaun Johnston who just hung on after posting 27 points to win the Front Nine and were able to continue boasting they have the wood on Knighty and Benny.

Gary Johnstone had the ball on a string for the money shots taking both men's Nearest The Pins.

Evelyn Ussher took the 'drop shot' women's NTP, Eliza McNally took the 8th/17th NTP and Trent Hyland sunk a 30 footer to seal the longest putt.

Showing her versatility, Eliza McNally sat her ball just short of the last green to secure the Ladies' Long Drive while Michael Simpson launched into a beauty from the back tee to have a short pitch to the green to take out the Men's Long Drive.

Showing their commitment to the cause, the bowlers played morning and afternoon events of 13 ends.

Morning winners were Gino Vitagliani and Gary Towner with runners up Mary and Andy Dal Santo.

Finding it difficult to return to the golf fairways at the 'halfway house', Dallas Walker and Steve Wellington took to the bowling green to find their line length and in doing so won the afternoon competition.

Donations from various sources provided a variety of prizes for the raffles, and with the generosity of the Rec Club donating the green fees and a personal donation from a particular fire-hit South Arm couple, ensured a highly successful and enjoyable day.

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