Re­vamped Sun City im­presses

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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.


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