A classic end to the Stanthorpe golfing year
Golf: The annual Boxing Day Classic was a huge success, with 85 players hitting the greens.
The major Junior Gremlins fundraiser, sponsored by rugby league players Michael Hancock, Tony Herman and Wes Smith raised $3092 for the club, up almost $400 from last year.
Event organiser Kay Webb said the event was of huge importance to the club.
"It's something the golf club can't afford not to have,” Webb said.
"The club benefits so much from it.
Among the players were visitors from Brisbane and Tenterfield, all out on the green for the love of the sport.
"It's a real family day, lots of teams with family members. It's a social day, a fun day,” Webb said.
Of course there were still winners, with team Jared Irwin, Nathan Dearden and Andrew Ware taking home the trophy.
"The scores were so close, there wasn't much between them,” Webb said.
"Much of those names have been in the winning four or five teams over the years.”
Auctions were held throughout the day with fantastic prizes, including a coveted driver head from world champion Jason Day, donated by caddie Luke Reardon.
"You come home buggered but you come home thinking it was a great day,” Webb said.
Webb thanked all the local business houses that donated to the raffle and made particular mention of the volunteers from Junior Gremlins and the golf club who helped bring the day together.
"If it wasn't for them, the day wouldn't be the success it was.”
BOXING DAY CLASSIC RESULTS
1st: Jared Irwin, Nathan Deardon and Andrew Ware with gross 64, net 55.
2nd: David Reeves, Shaun O'Reilly and Curtis Allen with gross 65, net 58 ¼.
3rd: Richard Reardon, Luke Reardon and Nathan Reardon with gross 64, net 58 ½.
4th: John Spiller, Jason Lawer and Jamie Carnell with gross 64, net 58 ¾.