80 contest Graham Open
A field of 80 took part in the Peter Graham Memorial Open last weekend, the first regional golf open at the Mirage Country Club in 16 years.
Men’s A, B and C Grades, ladies divisions 1 and 2, and seniors and juniors took to the course
Oliver Duncan took the Gross 36 Hole trophy with a very impressive -2 over the two stroke rounds and returned a gross score of 142.
Claire Graham sponsored the event in memory of late husband Peter, and the two days of golf were accompanied by great atmosphere and excellent catering.
The course has not been in better condition this century and the weather was perfect, said the proud general manager Peter Douglas.
“The on-course team led by superintendent Alec Ross have been tireless in efforts to bring the course back and it is evident what a skilled professional he is.”
He said the field was limited to 80 to allow easy flow and for the country club’s customer service to really shine.
“I wanted the event to be relaxed, be perfect and be the very best advert we could hope for. I believe we ticked that box, that’s great.
In a bonus feature of the day, Tarquin and Mike MacManus (of MKR fame) cooked for each team as they came off the course.
“The food was just beautiful and certainly impressed,” Peter Douglas said.
Cup winner Oliver Duncan and club pro Rob Brydon
Claire Graham (left) and Cairns sensation Megan Smith