Revamped Sun City impresses
GOlF professionals were put to the test at the Yanchep Golf Estate Sun City ProAm at Sun City Country Club last month, where six redesigned holes were played competitively for the first time.
Rising to the challenge and finishing seven-under-par with a score of 65 – a new course record – Busselton’s Brody Ninyette took top honours in the field of 37 professionals, pocketing $2,245 in winnings. He was closely followed by South Australian Tom Bond who finished fiveunder-par with a score of 67.
The Sun City Pro-Am was the first time the redeveloped holes, designed by Ogilvy Clayton Cocking Mead, had been played competitively in a professional tournament.
Ninyette commended the redevelopment of the course.
“The course conditions are getting better and the greens are getting faster and faster. Everyone at Sun City (Country Club) should be proud,” said Ninyette.
Speaking on behalf of the professionals, PGA Australia State Manager ( WA/ NT) Joshua Madden said the Sun City Country Club is “a gem of the golf course,” adding that the players were particularly complimentary of the new holes.
More than 90 amateurs joined the professionals at the Pro-Am, playing in the Assisted Ambrose competition.
“Our pro was extremely professional, but very friendly and cooperative. He gave hints and tips and was very understanding of our abilities – or lack of. It was a great day out,” said amateur player and Sun City ProAm regular James Graham from RJ Vincent.