Full field for par 3 event
A few drops of rain didn’t dampen the spirits of a full field of 128 golfers at the inaugural Spanline Byron Bay Par 3 Golf Competition at the Byron Bay Golf Club last Monday week.
Every hole was a par 3 with tees moved closer to the holes on all of the par 4s and 5s.
Each hole was sponsored and prizes were given for the shot nearest the pin on each hole.
Some of the holes were challenging (try 195m into the wind on the 10th) but there were some holes less than 100m to suit all abilities.
Veteran Peter George won the day and Bob Pierce won the Spanline nearest the pin on the 9th.
Yossi Mader gave school a miss and won the shootout at the end of the day on the 9th in front of a large crowd.
Winners were: Overall Net Winner Peter George, runner up, Richard Beckers; Mens’ nett winner Ron Buckstein, runner up, Charles Wright (another who didn’t make it to school); Ladies’ nett winner Pam Hoekstra, runner up Jessie Dengate.
More than $2500 was raised on the day which will go towards golf club improvements.
Sponsors of the day were Spanline Australia; Byron Shire News; Byron Bay Longboards; Green Garage; Byron Bay Brewery; Lennox Professionals; Summerhouse; Bank of Queensland; Northern Rivers Pressure Cleaning; Cocomangas; Dolphins Motor Inn; Greg & Jean Ellis; Stepping Stone Health & Fitness; Oceanview Handrails; David Rutherford; Gary & Paul McCann; Wally Hourn; Mandalay Mowing & Maintenance; Tom Kelly; The Byron at Byron.