by the numbers
Twenty-eight prizes were given out thanks to the three major sponsors for the event – House of Golf, Heilbronn’s and The Albert Hotel. Between them they donated 15 place prizes, 12 golf balls and a bottle of rum.
Fifty-four players took to the green for the men’s and ladies’ open in Monto at the weekend.
The men’s competition had 45 in contention, while the ladies’ had nine.
Monto Golf Club stalwart Laurie Barnett estimated there were 18 golf buggies racing around the field, and only two teams walking.
Mark Curtis won $100 in the raffle, while Paul Irvine’s lucky number seven secured the $50 second prize, and Braydon McInally took home $20.
Ian Briggs from Mt Perry has been coming to the event for the past 25 years, and enjoyed the chance to catch up with his Monto golf mates at the end of the day.
The Monto Golf Club bar did a roaring trade, and Laurie Barnett said it stayed open until about 9.30 to 10pm at night.
Two professional golfers – Steve Taylor and Shane Tate – travelled from Hervey Bay the day before the open, and braved the torrential downpour to offer coaching to a handful of the Monto Golf Club members.