Golfers pitch in at Longyard to help Billabong

BILLABONG Clubhouse supporter John Muller has again been overwhelmed by the support the community can show after 99 golfers hit the Longyard on Sunday for the Billabong Clubhouse Classic.

Golfing for charity on Sunday at the Longyard were (from left) Peter Tyndall, Barry Walton, Glenn Inglis, Dustin Evans and Clive Bradbery.  Photo: Gareth Gardner 240814GGB02

Golfing for charity on Sunday at the Longyard were (from left) Peter Tyndall, Barry Walton, Glenn Inglis, Dustin Evans and Clive Bradbery. Photo: Gareth Gardner 240814GGB02

The three-man ambrose event was taken out by Robert Crinall, Loraine Crinnall and E. Breetzke with 56, one and a half shots clear of second- placed Steve Matthews, Jim Newlan and Doug Wills.

Garry Norms, Roger Rumble and Mary-Anne Macklinshaw took out the nearest  the pins on the eighth, 13th, and 16th holes respectively.

Following the golf, an auction got underway with prizes donated from members of the public and businesses.

A set of Callaway clubs and bag took the top money at $600, with cameras and signed memorabilia also creating good bidding wars among the crowd.

There were also raffles, although one of the main talking points of the day was the hot roast and gravy rolls that were prepared and handed out at the clubhouse for lunch.

“We got very fortunate with the weather and it has been a great turn-out,” Muller said.

“The response  has been phenomenal. It is the people who make it special.”

He said $6000 was raised. 

The Billabong Clubhouse is a Tamworth-based organisation that helps people to rehabilitate and recover from mental illnesses.

They rely heavily on donations and fundraising days like this to carry on the invaluable service.

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