GOLF: Mother Nature turned on brilliant sunshine for the Swimming Gunnedah benefit day at the golf course on Sunday.

A total of 51 players took to the greens for a four-person ambrose, with the father and son team of Norm and Braydon  Kevan teaming up with Greg Burns and Dean Morgan to top score with 55 3/8 points, ahead of runners-up Mick Sutcliffe, Adam Rees, Brendon Lemon and Arlo Pryor on 55 ¾. 

It was  a family affair for third-placed Dave, Mary, Lucas and Benny Grosser on 56 points, with swim coach John Hickey taking on  a different role as he played into fourth place with Ian Jordan and

Steve and Kylie Howard, (58  5/8), followed by Andy, Donna and Casey O’Connell and Annie McGinlay (60).

Nearest the pin awards went to Greg Burns, Casey O’Connell, Beau Turner  and Brodie Keeler, with the best straight drives played by Casey O’Connell (women) and Richard Turner (men).

With the support of sponsorship, raffle donations and the players, club members raised a total of $5854, including the golf club donation of $903.30.

The club is hoping to send a team of swimmers to a high performance camp on the Gold Coast if it goes ahead. The youngsters who attended a camp earlier this year with parents and coach John

Hickey, gained valuable knowledge and inspiration meeting Olympians and watching them train – as well as having fun.

Club officials have expressed appreciation to business houses and others who offered sponsorship and raffle prizes, to the players who turned out on the day, and also to the golf club.

To order photos from this page click here