Date: August 07, 2017
Author: Dave Tease


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Narooma Ladies dig deep for Local RFS

The Dalmeny and Narooma Rural Fire Services (RFS) have benefitted to the tune of over $450 each from a fundraising day put on By the Narooma Golf Club ladies.

The girls held an 18-hole ambrose event, with players contributing an addition $2 to the competition fee. the girls held a raffle post-round and conducted a hundred club that raised a total of $904.

The ladies alternate the donation raised on the day between the RFS, and the local Volunteer Rescue Association an a year-by year basis.

“The Firies do appreciate the effort, It goes to new equipment,” Narooma Ladies President Jan Boxsell said. “ We do it yearly. I was blown away this year to get over $900 out of 40 people; it’s a very community minded place here indeed.”

Up next for the Ladies is a combined breast cancer/ prostate cancer charity day. Fundraising has already begun, and Mrs Boxsell expects the total raised to reach four figures.

“We have a ‘boob jar’ going, and every time you have a three-putt. You’ve got to put in a dollar, it’s a bit of fun, and everybody comes in and contributes. We will raise close to $1500 out of this one,” she laughed.


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Howlong set for Mini Golf

Howlong Golf Resort is looking to build an 18-hole mini golf course at its complex after a bequeath from the heir to the Aspro headache tablet fortune.

Hilton Nicholas, who passed away in January gave $40,000 to the club towards the $150,000 project.

The course, situated on the edge of the lake at the complex, will be enjoyable for golfers of all skill levels.

“It’s mini golf, rather than putt-putt,” Howlong Resort General Manager Chris Rebbechi said. “ The edges are curved with Astro turf, so the ball rolls off, rather than bouncing off the concrete.”

Mr Rebbechi said Mr Nicholas had wanted to encourage golf among youngsters and had been supportive of the club since moving to the area.

Mr Nicholas, who was 91 when he died, was the son of the founder of the Aspro pharmaceutical business.


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Bankstown Golf Club to host 2018 Australian Amputee Open

The 2018 Ottobock Australian Amputee Open will be staged at Bankstown Golf Club from March 12-16 2018.

The Championship will be over 54 holes, and organisers are expecting to attract up to 100 local and international competitors. The tournament will also be a ranking event with the European Disabled Golf Association.

Shane Luke is the men’s defending champion and Kathleen Tanner won last year’s women’s championship. It was Shane’s eighth national title.

For More information about entries, download the entry form HERE


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Waters, Horne crowned Port Macquarie Seaside Classic Champions

Nathan Waters and Jane Horne have taken out the Men’s and Ladies' Morgan's CIMB Seaside Classic at Port Macquarie Golf Club. Waters posted rounds of 70 and 72 for an even par score of 142 to win by five shots from The Australian Golf Club’s Zac Mullins, with a three-way tie for third between Jackson Jubelin, Brayden Petersen and Mark Hale.

Waters was thrilled with his win and said the key to the victory was his solid driving and putting. After taking it easy golf-wise over the last couple of years, Waters is looking forward to having a tilt at tour school in December.

“I hit my driver solidly over the two days and putted well. My goal is Aussie Q school end of the year,” Waters said.

Jan Horne was crowned Ladies Champion on Wednesday with a score of 168. She won by seven shots from a group of four including Jackie Rider, Maree Green, Gerry Lavender, and Wendy Gordon.


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Kiama Juniors make it a three-peat

Kiama Golf Club’s Junior Pennant side has made it three Golf Illawarra district pennants in as many years after defeating Gerringong Golf Club in a thrilling final at Gerringong on Sunday.

The final came down to the last match, and it took all the skill of Will Bromley, playing a much older opponent to get the job done.

“Will won the last three holes against a much older opponent. He didn’t get a shot on any of them, and he won the match on the last hole,” an excited team Coach Shaun O’Toole said.

O’Toole also sung the praises of the team’s manager, former Golf NSW Women’s Representative and now ALPG member, Elle Sandak, as well as a couple of the team’s up and-coming players. 

“This is a very young team. We’ve got 11-year-olds and 12-year-olds playing like Darcy Parker and Roderick Pohl. Roderick has played two matches and won both of them 5/4 and 4/3. He’s only been playing for four months.”

“Elle does a great job. She treats them like they are her own, she passes on advice, her experiences, even makes lunches for them,” O'Toole smiled.


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Bathurst Golf Club gets behind Kidney Kar Rally

Bathurst Golf Club has got behind Tony Wise as he embarks on his 17th Kidney Kar Rally rot raise funds for Kidney Health Australia.

The Kidney Kar Rally is an eight-day, 4000-kilometre journey across the state which gets underway on Thursday.

Sixty cars will start this year’s Kidney Kar Rally at Griffith and make their way through to Wagga Wagga via Tibooburra, stopping at towns along the way.


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Buick wins Coffs Coast Men’s Senior Classic

Royal Canberra’s Mark Buick has made a successful trek to Coffs Harbour to take out the Coffs Coast men’s Senior Classic in a playoff from Forster-Tuncurry’s Tony Jay.

The pair couldn't be separated after 36 holes at the Bonville and Coffs Harbour Courses before Buick prevailed in the resulting playoff.

Bonville’s Ian Llewellyn won the over 65’s section on a count back from Avondale’s Richard Greville.