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Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -


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.

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