Date: October 28, 2013

Golf Victoria/Yarra Bend Golf Open Day

Despite unfavorable weather conditions for the Community Golf Open Day at Yarra Bend on Sunday October 13, spirits were not dampened by those who attended.  All activities were still in full swing for a fantastic fun day. The driving range was constantly busy with coaches assisting all our young and not so young participants and the scheduled short game clinics for chipping, pitching, putting and bunkers proved very popular.

The Kid’s Zone was a favourite, with oversized ‘SNAG Golf’ equipment set up for our young beginner golfers, jumping castle for both children and adults, and of course face painting. The face painting was a huge hit with our award winning artist Laurie Faulkner painting some sensational faces. Check out some of her work from the day here.

City of Yarra Mayor, Jackie Fristacky was in attendance and officially opened the Yarra Bend Driving Range. The range boasts 33 undercover bays alongside 10 outdoor bays and with an outdoor grassed area opening soon, it is the ideal practice facility for golfers of all abilities.

Golf Victoria thanks all those who came to ‘give golf a go’ and help make the event a success. Sincere thanks to the staff at Yarra Bend Golf who assisted with the event, in particular Dayle Marshall.

All attendees received automatic entry for the lucky door prize. The package consists of Tickets to the 2014 Oates Vic Open at Thirteenth Beach Golf Links in February along with accommodation at RACV Torquay Resort for two people generously donated by RACV. The door prize was won by Tim Price, congratulations Tim!

Congratulations to the following raffle prize winners:

Oz     – Bushnell Laser Range Finder        Greg     – Adventure Golf Family Pass
Andrew –Titleist Golf Bag                             Steve     – Adventure Golf Family Pass
Paul     – Bushnell Neo GPS watch            Peter     – Adventure Golf Family Pass
George     – Round of golf for 4                   Terry     – Adventure Golf Family Pass
Marie    – Round of golf for 4                        John     – Adventure Golf Family Pass
David B – Round of golf for 4                       Fiona     – Adventure Golf Family Pass
Ryan    – Round of golf for 4                         Diana     – Chrome buggy with seat
David     – Round of golf for 4                       Lewis     – Complimentary participation in Bann/Lynch
Chris     – Round of golf for 4                       Andrew     –Complimentary participation in Bann/Lynch
Anne C     – Wilson Golf Bag  

We hope you can come along and ‘give golf a go’ at our next Open Day
early in 2014.

See you on course soon!