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2018 Golf Day Report

The St Vincent’s Medical Alumni Association golf day was held in beautiful conditions on Friday 23 March. Numbers were up, with a field of 44 players, including 5 junior medical staff. The residents and registrars represent the future of this long-standing event, so we will continue to try to encourage their involvement. The Green Acres course was in great condition, and, as always, their staff looked after us very well both pre- and post-golf.
Congratulations to cardiac surgeon Michael Yii who won the individual Stableford competition with 41 points. Last year’s winner, Michael Westmore, had kindly had the perpetual trophy polished, so it should make a fine addition to Mr Yii’s mantelpiece for the next year. Aside from fame and glory, Michael also won a ClicGear golf cart. The runner-up was anaesthetist Andrew Wyss (on a count-back from retired gastroenterologist Kerry Breen) on 37 points.
The team competition was won by anaesthetists David Olive and Andrew Wyss, RMO Noni Harold and Peter Coleman from 3-Point Motors Mercedes who, between them, amassed 95 points.
The nearest-the-pin on the 9th was won by colorectal surgeon Jamie Keck, who took home a nice bottle of wine donated by DPM Financial Services. The NTP on the 11th was won by radiologist David Pryde, who won a "drive experience" at Sandown Racecourse, donated by 3-Point Motors Mercedes. The Straight Drive was won by cardiologist Nim Nadarajah who unleashed a 200m+ drive into a stiff wind that ended up only 6 inches off the line down the centre of the fairway. A business card draw sponsored by DPM was won by retired intensivist Ray Lanteri, who won a Garmin TruSwing analyser. We look forward to seeing the results of this trial when we collectively analyse Ray’s swing next year.
As in past years, St. Vincent’s administrative assistant Sue Mabilia was instrumental in the organising of the day, and our heartfelt thanks go out to her.
We would like to offer our sincere thanks to our sponsors who allow us to offer complementary registration to junior doctors, as well as subsidising all other players. Our sponsors were Doquile Perrett Meade (DPM) Financial Services, St. Vincent’s Pathology, 3-Point Motors Mecedes and Zouki Catering.
This wonderful historic day has been an annual fixture on the St. Vincent’s Alumni calendar since 1935, aside from a few years during World War 11. We encourage all St. Vincent’s medical alumni to come along. There is nothing like personal communication to engender interest, so we implore all players from this year’s event to contact old friends and colleagues to get them along. In 2019, the golf day has been pencilled in for Friday 22 March. See you then, I hope!
David Olive, Convenor