On Sunday the Parndana Golf Club’s winter golf season opened with resounding success with the 2017 West End Wool and Total Livestock Corporate Cup Golf Competition.
Shane Leahy from West End Wool and Nathan Trethewey from Total Livestock were generous major sponsors of the Corporate Cup event, along with the Stokes Bay Café and Lathami and Woolybud Wines.
The day was well supported by community members with around 40 players hitting off and enjoying an Ambrose competition in cool autumn weather, on a very well presented course.
Greg Church, the 2016 Men’s Club Champion, opened the season with a great drive down fairway one. A large percentage of the field was made up of non-golfers who came along to enjoy a stroll and hit around the course.
A refreshment cart capably organised by Dale Paxton was on frequent call throughout the afternoon adding to atmosphere of the day. Following play golfers enjoyed dissection of the day and a steak sandwich well cooked by Michelle and Andrew Henderson.
Defending their title from last year, off the stick winners for the day were the West End Wool and Total Livestock Team of Nathan Trethewey, Shane Leahy, Dave Christensen and Greg Church with 61. Shane and Nathan generously donated their cash prizes back to the club.
The nett winning team with 52.5 was the Ugly Dog Transport team of Troy Bates, Greg Miller, Ben Wheaton, and Brett.
Runner-up nett after a count back was Foggies Crew’s Alex Lavers, Damien Willmott, Mark Bowden and Andrew Fogden who were pleased to win a Stokes Bay Café meal prize and some West End Wool garlic products.
Encouragement award winners were the Parnlee Potato team of Peter Cooper and his backpacker UK workers Harry, Emily, Nia and Jack.
Non-golfer long drive winners were Annette Florance and Damien Willmott, and for the golfers Helen Wurst and Greg Church.
Nearest to the pin winners on the par three holes winning the coveted West End Wool hoodies were Lyndsey McFarlane, Sharon Geake, and Troy Bates.
As there was no winner on number three a chipping competition on number 18 saw Lyndsey McFarlane chip within a few centimetres from the hole to win a second jumper!
The club was thrilled with the success of the day and the money raised will help with clubhouse bar and kitchen refurbishments.