Perfect conditions greeted the 132 players who came along to Camden Lakeside Golf Club to support our great club. The course and in house facilities were excellent as was the food and beverages. Unfortunately as the day went along strong winds came to town to challenge the player’s. All in all good scores were recorded but none could match the performance of the team from EXQUISITE FRAMING who took out the event following a consistent round of golf. There was a good spread of players who won the nearest to the pin and long drive trophies. Congratulations one and all.
There were a number of firsts for this event: Mrs Liz Stonestreet presented the Ken ‘Nebo’ Stonestreet perpetual shield to the winning group. 132 players is the biggest attendance we have achieved and importantly old and new players and business groups enjoyed themselves and are keen to come along in 2019. I acknowledge those who sponsored holes or simply came along to have a hit. I express gratitude to each of our very hard working volunteers who ensured the day was a success; Director Bob Cairns, David & Valerie Mc Ewan, Peter ‘Wheelie’ Simpson, Bluey Schafer OAM, John Harbon, Charlie Tuxford and photographer Rebecca Westlake as well as Ms Karen Hansen and her staff at Wests Leagues Campbelltown and Camden Lakeside Golf Club. I note those who made generous donations; Bob Cairns, Steve Shields, Greg Sweeney, Joseph Cartisano, Jamieson Louttit, Rick Yabsley, Shannon Cavanagh, Bob Moir, Cal Madgwick, Stephen Harmon, Lakeside & Massey Park Golf Clubs, Camden Village Coffee Shop, Bunnings and PHO 76 Vietnamese Restaurant.
Finally, Colin Ison came up with the initiative to nominate the 9th hole on which players would donate to the charity ‘Buy a Bale’ and help our Australian farming families. Wests Magpies General Manager, Leo Epifania offered to match the amount raised on this hole. The generous players donated $752-00 which increases to $1,504-00 once Wests Magpies donate the same amount of money. I invited a reporter from Macarthur Chronicle to come along and document what we were trying to achieve for our farmers.
Thank you one and all for keeping the Wests Magpies flag flying high. See you in 2019. Steve Reeves, Golf Day Manager.
Photo credit: Rebecca Westlake