An amazing four days of golf competition was held at the Boyup Brook Golf course when Boyup Brook Golf Club and GolfWA hosted the State Sand Green Championships.
Over 200 golfers participated from around the state on a course that GolfWA Operational Manager, Clayton Bell stated and five times past champion, Michael Dennis agreed that, “The best course and greens I have played on for this event over the last ten years.”
As a warm up/get to know the course event, the Super Scroungers 2 person Ambrose event on Thursday was well attended with 150 players in the field.
The Four Ball Better Ball Friday competition attracted a large field of 196 players. The last golfers were encouraged to finish their round with the help of car headlights on the 9th and 18th holes much to the amusement of the waiting spectators.
Early morning frost didn’t deter the early starters and sunshine greeted the fortunate afternoon round players but inclement weather on the final day sealed the fate of many.
The major weekend event, 36 hole State Green Championship stroke event, held on Saturday and Sunday with 181 players in the field soon developed into a tight tussle between Michael Dennis, Brady Watt, Steve Lord and Adam Davey. The winner for the first time was Brady Watt from Royal Perth.
The golfers reaped the benefits of many course changes set in place by Course Manager, Simon Purse and his team of workers.
“A splendid course,” said Ian Fowler from Royal Perth Golf Club. “A course I would enjoy playing on each week.”
A variety of appetising food was available throughout the tournament from the on course stations and ‘the Food Bunker’ in the Clubhouse. The food was admirably co-ordinated by Rhonda Parker and her energetic team.
“It was a total team effort who worked together like a well oiled machine,” said Rhonda. “Huge accolades must go to Boyup Brook IGA for their helpfulness and support in supplying the produce and Todd Atherton for cooking the meat.”
Club President, Neville Parker thanked everyone for coming, sharing their talents and enjoying the company of the other golfers.
He also thanked the members saying, “A big thank you to members, helpers on course, kitchen, bar and office workers and anyone else who contributed to the success of the tournament.”
“Special thanks to our wonderful major sponsors, CSBP, Newman and Brooks and the Department of Sport and Recreation but also to our many small business and local sponsors, thankyou,” said Neville.