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A perfect day greeted the 24 teams entered for the annual Gala Day in support of Clothes4U Inc in Rosebud. Everyone was very keen to play so all players headed to their respective tees early for the shotgun start. There were lots of amazing items donated for prizes with separate NTP prizes on the Par 3’s for ladies & men as well as 2 longest drive holes and an ‘Inside the Circle’ on the 4th green for a gold coin donation. Pro golfer Shane Johnson was happy to hit from the tee on the 1st & 17th for players willing to part with their money while his daughter Sheradyn also hit a few shots from the 1st tee with her friend Doey Choi until they had to leave to practice for upcoming events. Together they raised $177, a super effort. The club rooms were very busy & noisy when everyone had finished with most saying they had lots of fun. A BBQ was provided to satisfy the hungry golfers & their friends prior to announcing the winners, a long list. Prior to that we had a quick presentation from John Ryalls of Thailand Golf Tours about what their company offers.

Results for the day are below, it’s a very long list there with so many prizes this year, right down to 12th placing! First Fully Paid Entry: Bottle of Wine Each – Team Babe (Richard & Jodi Crago, Joan Spence/Caroline Lester & Gerri Robson). Best Team Name: Bottle of Wine Each – Bollocks & Bitches (Bruce Dawson, Judith Whittaker/Steve Lester, Peter & Sue Stansfield)

NTP: Men 2nd Hole: – Beer Caddy with Beer – Neil Dennett. Ladies 2nd Hole: Ladies Tool Set – Teresa Lincoln. Men 6th Hole: BBQ Set with Wine & Tee Shirt – Gary Wright. Ladies 6th Hole: Ladies Make Up Bag & Handbag – Denise Law. Men 9th Hole: XGolf Vouchers (2*1-hour single player) – Ashley Tinker. Ladies 9th Hole: Endota Spa Gift Pack & Lady Tote Bag – Pam Scholtz. Men 12th Hole: Massage Voucher & Golf Balls – Bruce Dawson. Ladies 12th Hole: Massage Voucher & Lady Tote Bag – Kim Reynolds. Men 13th Hole: Gardening Pack, Caps, Golf Items incl. Swing Boss – Rick Crago. Ladies 13th Hole: Tote Bag, Shoe Bag & Cool Towel – Sue White. Men 17th Hole: BBQ Set with Wine & Tee Shirt – Rob Law. Ladies 17th Hole: Hamper Yourself Gift Pack & Lady Tote Bag – Michele Cooke. 4th Hole: Inside the Circle Draw: Peninsula Hot Springs Voucher*2 & Wine Cooler with Wine – Rick Crago. On the Green Lucky Draw 1: Return Trip for 2 Adults Arthur Seat Eagle – Laurie Nutt. On the Green Lucky Draw 2: Return Trip for 2 Adults Arthur Seat Eagle – Neil Carswell

Longest Drive: Men 10th Hole: – Bunnings Hat & &50 Voucher – Rick Crago. Ladies 10th Hole: Thailand Tours Bag with Goodies – Annette McIllroy. Men 15th Hole: $50 Jetty Road Voucher – Adam Gardner. Ladies 15th Hole: Thailand Tours Bag with Goodies – Colleen Blackmore

Event Winners: Tub of Goodies (includes Round of Golf for 4 with cart at St Andrews Beach GC) – The Sharks (Melanie & David Matulis, Josh Davis & Will Newman) H/Cap 15.75, Nett 51.25. Event Runners Up: $25 Coles Myer Voucher*4, Shoe Bag*4 – Marengo Mavericks (Andy & Ros Thompson, Alisha Mein & Ashley Tinker) H/Cap 15.5, Nett 51.5. 3rd Place: Cool Bag*4 & Cap – Don is Good (Colleen Blackmore, Colleen Warfield, Helen & Peter Morris) H/Cap 17, Nett 52. 4th Place: Golf Towels*4 & Pitch Repairer*4 – Wayne’s Harem (Jean Harle, Ros Frame, Sue O’Connor & Wayne Coustley) H/Cap 11.5, Nett 52.5. 5th Place: Drink Bottle*4 – Bollocks & Bitches (refer best team name) H/Cap 12.625, Nett 53.375. 6th Place: Cap*4 & Pitch Repairer*4 – Knights of the 19th Hole (Kate Golby, Matt Herrick, Brenda & Jimmy Rogers) H/Cap 13.5, Nett 54.5. 7th Place: Cap*4 & Pitch Repairer*4 – Country Towners (Barbara & Ian Bright, Helen & Graeme Danson) H/Cap 12.125, Nett 54.875. 8th Place: – Ball & ball marker*4 – On Fire (Susan & Rob Driver, Lee Grubb & Gary Wright) H/Cap 16.625, Nett 55.375. 9th Place: – Ball*4 – Clothes4U ( Peter Petherick, Darrell Timion, Greg McIllwraith & Michele Cooke) H/Cap 8.125, Nett 55.875. 10th Place: – Ball*4 – Swannies (Ron Cross, John Gray, Neil Dennett & Pam Scholtz) H/Cap 12.875, Nett 56.125. 11th Place: – Ball*4 – The Outlaws (Denise & Rob Law, Lorraine & Pete Watkins) H/Cap 7.75, Nett 56.25. 12th Place: – Jack Daniels Cup*4 & Bendigo Bank Pen*4 – Hit & Miss (Adam & Karen Gardner, Evan & Patricia Papadopoulos) H/Cap 6.625, Nett 56.375

Encouragement Award: Golf Cloth*4, & Pitch Repairer*4 – Yarra Views (Teresa Lincoln, Bern Nicholls, Annette McIllroy & Neil Fredricson) H/Cap 11.75, Nett 62.25. Surprise Prize 1: Bendigo Bank Gift Pack & Cap – Susan Driver. Surprise Prize 2: Bottle of Wine – Irene Hedges.

Raffle Winners: Golf Bag – Colleen Warfield, Round of Golf for 2 with Cart at The Dunes – Susan Hopkins, Soup Maker – Colleen Warfield, Hamper Yourself Gift Pack – Helen Danson, Bag of Goodies – Kim Reynolds, Free Initial Chiro Consultation & Follow Up Appointment – Sue White, Voucher for Hvezda Hair ($25) & Beauty with Perfume – Wendy Simmons, Gift Hamper – David Matulis, Lady Tote Bag – Barbara Sargent, Lady Tote Bag – Annette McIllroy. Thanks to Colleen Blackmore who donated a hamper for the raffle.

Many thanks to all those who helped with this event as follows: Michele Cooke & Kim Reynolds (Gala Day sub committee), Lucy Bond, Barbara Sargent, Jean Harle, Gerri & Ian Robson (organising food) Ian & Gerri for setting up the clubrooms & Ian again (busy man!) for cooking the hamburgers (made by Milica Cole & delicious) and also the sausages along with Joan Spence. Joan also did a great job organising the raffle while Diane Tullberg, Joan Coombs & Jenny Dovison helped sell the tickets ($400 raised we think) and serve the food. Special thanks to John & Barbara Sargent who collected the gold coin donations on the 4th hole, over $100 I believe.Thanks to Karen Rikken and all the bar staff on the day also to our mobile drinks man Terry Champion who was quite a sight to behold. A big thanks to Neil Fredricson for helping to collect the many donations & for ordering & collecting the the rolls & bread and slicing the onions! As mentioned there were many prizes donated by very generous locals and the majority were displayed on our TV screen, thanks to David Mair for preparing the slide show. They were as follows: Peninsula Hot Springs, Naturally Well Chiropractor, Endota Spa Red Hill, Jetty Road Brewery, XGolf Mornington, Marengo Redoubt Winery, Bendigo Bank, Carpet Caretakers, St Andrews Beach GC, The Dunes GC, Thailand Golf Tours, hvezda hair & beauty, Beechworth Designer Gifts, The Promo Station, 38 Degrees South, Arthurs Seat Eagle, IGA Liquor, Hamper Yourself & Bunnings. Please support them in turn when you can. Other donations were from Jude Latta, Shane Johnson, Kim & Gordon Reynolds, Milica Cole, Colleen Blackmore & Neil & Linda Fredricson.

Many thanks to everyone it was an amazing day!