The 2016 annual golf day was held at Greenacres Golf Club in Kew on Friday April 1. A large group of Association members (with handicaps ranging from 7 to 36) enjoyed perfect weather and played on a course in wonderful condition. It proved to be an historic day as the winner of the Doyle-O’Sullivan silver cup was Dr Jill Spargo with a brilliant round of 45 stableford points. Jill is the first woman golfer to win the cup in the eighty years of the history of this event.
Other results were as follows: Individual runner-up: Kerry Breen, 40 points, closely followed by Steve Leitl 38 pts, Michael Westmore 38 pts, Andrew Wyss 36pts, Oliver Larkin 36 pts and Jamie Keck 36 pts. The best group prize went to Nick Gelber, Jamie Keck, Jill Spargo, and Justin Porrins (of our sponsor DPM Financial Services). The nearest the pin prizes went to Andrew Wyss (9th hole) and Ben Morris (11th hole) while the straightest drive prize went to Bill Rogers.
Members enjoyed a great day with ample time to socialise with old friends both over lunch and at the dinner after golf. They also benefitted from the presence of touring professional Daniel Popovic who hosted a “Beat the Pro” par 3 hole. The winners took home some very valuable prizes thanks to the generosity of our sponsors who included our major sponsor this year, DPM Financial Services Group (www.dpmfs.com.au ), the Audi Centre Melbourne and Audi Centre Brighton – part of the Zagame Automotive Group, St. Vincent’s Pathology (a long-time supporter) and Zouki Catering, who run the café at St. Vincent’s.
Many thanks also to the staff at Greenacres who looked after our group extremely well, to Sue Mabilia who handles the advertising and registrations and to our golf day convenor David Olive who makes it all happen.