PERFECT conditions greeted more than 100 golfers who teed off in Sunday’s Billabong Clubhouse Charity Golf Day.
A three-person ambrose format was played and the team of Matt Lee, Brendan Lee and Tony Beale was the winner after carding a handy nine under par.
They were two shots in front of Peter Draper, Mal O’Brien and Clive Bradbery.
The ladies’ winners were Debbie Muller, Chris Adams and Caz Hogg, who just pipped Pam Hall, Janet Treloar and Robin Penman.
The mixed team event was won by Hal Burke, Barry Ford and Noelene Chaffey, with Trevor Wann, Sue Wann, and H. Manners a close second.
Organiser and supporter John Muller was overwhelmed with the support the event not only received from the players but also the sponsors, businesses and individuals who donated money, time and prizes.
“It has been a hugely successful day with a wonderful response and enthusiasm shown by everyone involved,” Muller said.
There were plenty of auctions and raffles after the game, with all prizes donated helping boost the fundraising effort now in its seventh year.
The Duri Harbour Social Club not only entered four teams and donated some prizes but then donated an extra $500 during the presentation, summing up the feeling and generosity shown on the day.
“Every year we get plenty of support and we can’t thank the sponsors and players enough,” Muller said.
“It really does make a big difference,” he said.
The Billabong Clubhouse is a Tamworth-based organisation that helps people to rehabilitate and recover from mental illnesses, and relies heavily on donations and fundraising to keep performing an invaluable service.