Hole-in-one elusive

For the second consecutive year, a hole-in-one was scored at the Ararat Hospital Charity Golf Day, but the prize of a new car was not to be, with the elusive shot scored on the wrong hole.

Sponsored by Kings Cars Ararat, the hole in one on the 18th is keenly contested every year and although Daniel Crawford hit a hole in one on another hole and did not drive home in a brand new car, he was presented with a special prize for his efforts.

Sixty three golfers took to the course for the three person ambrose event, with the team of Jamie Dowling, Daniel Crawford and John Pola winning the handicap trophy sponsored  by Brian Thomas Electrical.

The winning ladies’ team comprised Sandie Shaw, Helen Tucker and Teresa Gemmola.

Longest drive trophies went to Brian Leehane and Tania Dignan while nearest the pin trophies were awarded to Daniel Crawford (on three holes), Jim Leeke and Mick Verdon.

Chalambar Golf Club manager Tim Cronin presented a cheque to East Grampians Health Service for $2348, as a result of the golf day.

EGHS manager of acute services Lorine Paterson thanked Chalambar Golf Club for its generous provision of facilities for the day and the assistance of its members and staff.

“The support of the Ararat and district community always astounds me – East Grampians Health Service is so lucky that organisations such as the Chalambar Golf Club get behind us with events such as the Golf Day, which has now been running for 16 years,” she said.

“This year funds raised will go toward an AccuVein Vein Finder, which will be used in the Urgent Care Centre and Oncology Unit, and is a device that enables the quick location of veins in patients.

“EGHS would like to thank all the generous sponsors of the golf day, without whom the event would not be the success it is.”

Chalambar Golf Club golf day organisers John Shaw, Peter Gemmola and Ian Tucker