If you think it can be tough playing against Cottesloe at Harvey Field, you should have been down below at Sea View Golf Club when Neddies held its annual golf day on Sunday 18th November. Sixty-odd golfers battled the fiercest of sea breezes (read gales) as they struggled around the unforgiving Sea View course.
With club legend Rex Julian ensuring the players were well hydrated, a few ambrose teams managed to tame the elements and return more than respectable scores. In third place were perennial leaders Kevin Ball and his team of son Rod, fellow 150-1st grade gamer Mixer O’Callaghan, and ring-in Jarrad Gardiner, with a score of net 60.25. The Crazyhorses consisting of 3rd and 4th grade stars the huge-hitting Mark Tawhai, Chad Collins, Hayden Smith and Simon Ruri had a brilliant 57.25 to come in second. However this team was pipped by previous winners Brad Wilkinson, Tony Dunn, Thomas Iaria and Paul Wetere who returned a magnificent net 57.125. To score six birdies in those conditions was quite a feat, and we extend our congratulations to Brad’s team.
At the after-match function, a sumptuous meal was presented by, amongst others, club caterer Acushla, Vi, Jenny, Lan, life-members Walshy and Muzza D’Arcy, and Sandra, with the Shaw boys – Simon, Ben and Dan doing sterling work on the BBQ. Amidst great hilarity, Neddies life members Viv Booker and Pete Shaw presented an extraordinary array of prizes (donated by Rex, club patron Marty, QBE, Viv, International Lighting, Ted Walton and many others) to the winners and novelty award winners.
Thanks to the great support from competitors, sponsors and volunteers, the day raised nearly $3,000 for the Club’s building fund. We would like to thank Sea View for their hospitality, with manager Steve doing a great job in difficult circumstances (the clubhouse is being rebuilt). While many players swore they wouldn’t return to that torture, we know that their memories will fade, and they’ll be lined up to support Neddies and have another great day in November next year.