Black Bull and YMGCR crowned PGA win­ners

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The 2017 Vic­to­rian Golf In­dus­try Awards were held re­cently at the pres­ti­gious Hunt­ing­dale Golf Course and at­tended by the who’s who of the golf­ing world.

It was with great ex­cite­ment for ev­ery­one in­volved from Yar­ra­wonga and Mel­bourne that Black Bull Golf Course and Yar­ra­wonga Mul­wala Golf Club Re­sort, as event co-hosts, were named win­ners of the 2016 Vic­to­rian PGA Leg­ends Pro Am of the Year and win­ners of the 2017 Vic­to­rian PGA Leg­ends Pro Am of the Year for the BMW Se­nior Vic­to­rian Open.

The award-win­ning event held in Fe­bru­ary 2016 and 2017 has achieved great suc­cess and be­come a draw­card for both Black Bull Golf Course and YMGCR.

This year’s event fea­tured a stel­lar lineup of Aus­tralian pro­fes­sional par­tic­i­pants in­clud­ing Peter Se­nior, Rodger Davis, Mike Hard­wood, Terry Price and Peter O’Mal­ley to name just a few.

Sil­ver­woods Am­bas­sador Bill Brown­less and Sam New­man were both in at­ten­dance for the 2017 event, play­ing side-by-side with the pro­fes­sion­als.

The event has made its mark, not only on golf­ing com­mu­nity, but also on the towns of Yar­ra­wonga and Mul­wala, at­tract­ing peo­ple from near and far not for just a game of golf but a true first-class event on the golf­ing cal­en­dar.

Both the YMGCR and Black Bull cour­ses and sur­rounds pro­vide a mag­nif­i­cent back­drop for the Shep­par­ton BMW Se­nior Vic­to­rian Open and the per­fect stage for golf­ing greats to do what they do best – play in­cred­i­ble golf.

“Work­ing along­side our golf club pro­fes­sion­als James Mc­Cully and Evan Droop to bring this event to Yar­ra­wonga Mul­wala is who were nom­i­nated for awards and those who were suc­cess­ful.

Mas­ter of Cer­e­monies at the August 18 event was Michael Roberts and the spe­cial guest speaker and pre­sen­ter was Vic­to­rian Premier Daniel An­drews who was de­lighted to be there as a strong sup­porter and pas­sion­ate lover of golf.

There were a num­ber of awards on of­fer dur­ing the even­ing in­clud­ing 2016 Vic­to­rian Metropoli­tan Pro-Am of the Year, 2016/2017 Bruce Green – Vic­to­rian PGA Club Pro­fes­sional of the Year, Coach of the Year, Teach­ing Pro­fes­sional and Man­ager of the Year.

2017 in­ductees to the Vic­to­rian Golf In­dus­try Hall of Fame were Sam Ber­ri­man, Claude Crock­ford, Jack Dil­lon, David Inglis, Harold Knights, WH (Bill) Richardson, Vi Tees­dale and Rose­mary Wake­ham. Con­grat­u­la­tions to all in­ductees and their fam­ily and friends.

Fi­nally, con­grat­u­la­tions to Black Bull Golf Course and Yar­ra­wonga Mul­wala Golf Club Re­sort for their achievement and award win.

(l-r) PGA CEO Gavin Kirk­man, YMGCR’s Evan Droop, Vic PGA Pres­i­dent Tim Moore and Black Bull’s James Mc­Cully.

YMGCR’s Evan Droop and Black Bull’s James Mc­Cully proudly hold­ing the awards for 2016 and 2017 Vic­to­rian PGA Leg­ends Pro Am of the Year.

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