Golfers pitch in for rescue chopper

AROUND 200 golfers swung their clubs in support of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service yesterday.

Among the 180 golfers who took part in yesterday’s annual Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service golf day were (from left) Jack Thomas, Tim Johnson, Peter 
Foster and James Lockwood.  Photo: Geoff O’Neill 120514GOB05

Among the 180 golfers who took part in yesterday’s annual Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service golf day were (from left) Jack Thomas, Tim Johnson, Peter Foster and James Lockwood. Photo: Geoff O’Neill 120514GOB05

The 16th annual Charity Golf Day saw a full field of 180 from near and far  tee off at the Tamworth Golf Club.

There were players from Warwick, Brisbane and even Melbourne, WRHS events coordinator Jeff Galbraith said.

He said the response from businesses and players was fantastic, with a long waiting list of teams that wanted to play but they couldn’t fit in.

There was plenty of merriment around the course and into the night, with 157 of the 180 players attending last night’s auction and dinner.

The Hogsbreath team took home the accolades, and Tamworth MP Kevin Anderson a broken phone after he sat on his with a golf ball in his back pocket.

That was one of many stories to come out of the day.

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