Golfers raise funds for IHC

Matamata Chronicle - - Sport -

Wild, oc­ca­sion­ally wet and windy con­di­tions did not de­ter a field of 88 par­tic­i­pat­ing in the an­nual Lions IHC Char­ity Golf Tour­na­ment on the week­end.

The tour­na­ment first be­gan as a fundraiser for IHC in the 1960s.

On ar­rival, the play­ers were greeted with a sump­tu­ous morn­ing tea, con­sist­ing of home bak­ing pre­pared by a team of Lions ladies. At the end of a long day, there was an ex­cel­lent lunch.

Scor­ing on the day was very good, with the top score of net 57 recorded by a lo­cal team, Bar­ney’s Bat­tlers. They were closely fol­lowed by lo­cal Lion Phil Met­calf’s team, Goughs from Ports of Auck­land, Hemi TBS from Auck­land and Nor­ris’ No­mads, a mixed team of lo­cals and vis­i­tors.

The tour­na­ment field in­cluded 38 play­ers from the Ports of Auck­land golf­ing fra­ter­nity. These golfers have sup­ported the tour­na­ment for many years.

Three play­ers ar­rived in style from Te Awa­mutu by he­li­copter.

Once again, the Mata­mata busi­ness community gave ab­so­lutely won­der­ful sup­port to the event. The Lions Club of Mata­mata and the lo­cal IHC community thanks ev­ery­one most sin­cerely.

Sup­port­ers: Leonie and Lind­say Tisch at the Lions IHC Char­ity Golf Tour­na­ment.

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