Rain did not dampen the spirits of golfers who were keen to see their names on the new Allawah Cottage perpetual trophy at the recent charity golf day.

Allawah Cottage supporters held a very successful albeit wet, golf day on March 27. Around 84 men and women joined to play in the charity cup, keen to support Gunnedah’s Allawah Cottage – a safe house for women, children and their pets seeking refuge from domestic violence.  

Spokesperson Karen Neader said the aim was to raise $15,000 to go toward an approved playground with fencing, softfall and shade for children staying at the house. 

“We are pleased to say, with the help of our local and extended 

community, we were able to raise almost $16,000 for the cottage,” she said.

“The competition for the $1000 hole in one was fierce, but unfortunately for the players it did not go off on the day.

“The committee is extremely grateful to all of the sponsors and volunteers on the day who helped with raffles, barbecues and prizes. We look forward to a bigger and better event next year.”

The big winners on the day were Nic Altman, Jonathon Crowe, Matt Buck and Tyler Fleming, with Todd Hayne, Marcus Hayne, Neal Swan and Shane Wilson coming in second. Third place went to Josh Ryan, Josh Leys, Jay Urquhart and fourth to Ian Jordan, Ray Robinson, Mick Ludlow and Tim Muldoon.

Nearest the pin on the second hole was Cath McMaster, with Todd Hayne closest to the pin on the seventh, Shane Wilson the 12th hole and Greg Burns nearest the pin on the 16th hole. The straightest drives went to Tim Hollis and Shantelle Feeney, the longest drive to Josh Ryan.

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