Season starts with a bang

Vivien KamenPilbara News

The summer season of golf competitions has begun and last weekend 42 players turned out to compete in round 1.

The competition has 10 rounds and will run until March 17.

Saturday’s round was sponsored by Chris “Chef” Stewart, an avid supporter of Movember, a multi-national charity that aims to raise awareness of, and money for, men’s health.

Stewart organised an auction and the generosity of members was outstanding, raising an estimated $1000 towards prostrate and testicular cancer awareness.

Mr Stewart explained that his commitment to this cause was due to the overwhelming support in services he has received for his own family over the years.

In the day’s results, the overall winner for the round was Cindy Newhouse with 23 points.

Newhouse’s drive was particularly good, and she played consistently well throughout the game to record a great score.

There was a 20 points-all tie between the next two winners, but Sunan Ong-Arch was named runner-up on countback and Wayne Martin came in third place.

Tyson Bertrend had a great day on the green, winning best second shot 15 and best third shot 14, men’s long drive and best gross.

Brant Bertrend won nearest the pin 11, while Jenni Peters claimed nearest the pin 16, Peta Mott won the ladies’ long drive and the longest putt 13 belonged to Wayne Martin.

Karratha Golf Club just celebrated its 50th Birthday and is proud of how its course has developed.

To join, go to the Karratha Golf Club Facebook page.

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