Schnapp hooks okay for a day at Longyard

WINTER golfing can  test the mettle  when the wind’s up and the temperature’s down.

Schnapps to it fellas: (from left) Alan Coyle,  Jeff  Myers, Allan Myers and Barry Taylor at the Longyard on Saturday. 
Photo: Gareth Gardner 050714GGB01

Schnapps to it fellas: (from left) Alan Coyle, Jeff Myers, Allan Myers and Barry Taylor at the Longyard on Saturday. Photo: Gareth Gardner 050714GGB01

But a bit of a toddy along the way helps matters – and a group of  golfers exploited that theme to the hilt on Saturday, all for a good cause.

The Butterscotch Schnapps Challenge was held within the first round of the Men and Ladies’ Fourball Championships at Tamworth’s Longyard Golf Course.

A total of 150 golfers took to the fairways for the popular event, one of the organisers, Christine Adams, said.

“We do it in wintertime and sip schnapps on the way,”Adams said.

“Everyone loves it. There was a great roll-up.”

The event had been held five times but not in the past two years, as two organisers had left town, she said.

But, this year,  Adams and fellow organisers Carolyn Hogg, Debra Muller and Sandra Bargwanna put their collective shoulders to the wheel and cranked up the event again.

There was a card draw as well, with items like umbrellas and wine as prizes.

A raffle also held raised $1104 for Youngcare.

Overall winners on the day were the team of Joan McGee and Sandra Lynch (48pts), with a men’s team of Allan Daley and Ian Parry (46pts) not far behind.

The second round will be held this Saturday at the same venue.

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