GUMS GOLF: Brad Baker, Henry Baker, Jack Pola, David Gunther and Colin Davis at The Gums Sports Club golf day on November 24.
GUMS GOLF: Brad Baker, Henry Baker, Jack Pola, David Gunther and Colin Davis at The Gums Sports Club golf day on November 24. Contributed

New tractor prompts event

GOLF: The Gums Sports Club has celebrated in classic sporting style after the purchase of their new tractor.

The club hosted a golf day last month, enticing players from The Gums and beyond to a day of fun and fabulous food.

Treasurer Christine Neal said while they held golf days regularly, this one was special.

"The day was to celebrate our new tractor purchase from McIntosh and Son, new slasher purchased from Tara Rural Supplies, funded by Gambling Community Benefit Fund and Graincorp,” Neal said.

Joining in a three-person ambrose competition over nine holes, 38 golfers tested their skills, with winners nabbing prizes supplied by Tara Rural Supplies, which also put on dinner afterwards.

"The day was a success, very well supported by the community,” Neal said.

"We're trying to get the community more involved with our club.

"Now we've got our new tractor to maintain the golf course. We have a caretaker there who does that voluntarily.”

Anyone who'd like to become involved can contact Neal via email or follow The Gums Sports Club on Facebook.

"We try to have a function at least once a month whether it be golf or just a social get together,” she said.

Winners: Brad Baker, Henry Baker, Jack Pola; runners-up - Anthony Morgan, Mick McClellan, Dave Fraser; men's nearest the pin - Todd Barden; ladies' nearest the pin and ladies' long drive - Michelle Moran; junior nearest the pin - Roly Arnell; junior long drive - Archie Baker; men's long drive -- Brad Baker (prize accepted by Henry Baker).

GOLF: The Gums Sports Club has celebrated in classic sporting style after the purchase of their new tractor.

The club hosted a Golf Day last month, enticing players from The Gums and beyond to a day of fun and fabulous food.

Treasurer Christine Neal said while they have golf days regularly, this one was special.

"The day was to celebrate our new tractor purchase from McIntosh and Son, new slasher purchased from Tara Rural Supplies, funded by Gambling Community Benefit Fund and Graincorp,” Neal said.

As part of the three-person Ambrose 9 hole competition, 38 golfers tested their skills, with winners nabbing prizes supplied by Tara Rural Supplies, who also put on dinner afterwards.

"The day was a success, very well supported by the community,” Neal said.

"We're trying to get the community more involved with our club, now we've got our new tractor we've got it to maintain the golf course, we have a caretaker there who does that voluntarily.”

Anyone who'd like to get involved can contact Neal via email or follow The Gums Sports Club on Facebook.

"We try to have a function at least once a month whether it be golf or just a social get together,” she said.

Winners were:

Men's Nearest the Pin - Todd Barden; Ladies Nearest the Pin and Ladies Long Drive - Michelle Moran; Junior Nearest the Pin - Roly Arnell; Junior Long Drive - Archie Baker; Men's Long Drive - Brad Baker (Prize accepted by Henry Baker); Winners - Brad Baker, Henry Baker, Jack Pola; Runners Up - Anthony Morgan, Mick McClellan, Dave Fraser.


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