Persuasion pays off for winners of Blackbutt ambrose
A LAST minute change of course reaped in the rewards for Blackbutt golfers Jack Lewis, Blake Harvey and Kieran Harvey.
Event organiser for the Breast and Prostate Cancer Association of Queensland fundraiser golf competition Nick Aniftos said he twisted the arm of the three golfers who ended up winning the three-person ambrose.
"They were heading to Nanango but I talked them into playing at Blackbutt," he said.
"Fortunately, they got the win."
Under perfect conditions, Aniftos said the standard of golf was high.
"We had the longest putt on the 18th hole of 16m," he said.
Aniftos said Noel McGrath played the longest putt and won $100 for his efforts.
This magnificent putt was helped on by the good condition of the greens, which held a vibrant colour after recent rain.
"Considering we had such good weather over the winter, the greens held up really well," Aniftos said.
"I'd say our greens are the best in the South Burnett in winter."
Sunday's round raised $1985.55 for cancer research.
An auction was also held, where former pink bikie prison uniforms were sold and worn out on the course to add even more colour.
JOHN Stanley won the Kilkivan round of the veterans' competition last Tuesday on 42 points.
Mary Mitchell won the ladies' competition with 36 points.
Mal Derby finished runner-up on 38 and also hit the pin shot. Peter Hegarty got the mug award.
- Winners: K Harvey, B Harvey and J Lewis 55pts
- Runners-up: P Little and M McAuliffe 61pts
- Run-down: J Roberts, W Roberts and M Callaghan