Broncos play golf for charity
IT was a wet welcome for past Broncos players Willie Carne, Kerrod Walters and Shane Walker on Saturday when they headed to the Gympie Pines Golf course.
The heavens opened up for the NAB Gympie/Broncos Youth Development Charity Golf Day, but players and Broncos alike didn’t let that stop them from getting on par.
Organiser and head of the youth development Smarter Choices Program Darren Burns said he was happy with the turn out.
“It wasn’t the best weather but a good number turned up,” he said.
There were 126 booked to play the two-player Ambrose, but not all made it to the green.
“The weather was a dampener, but we made some good money.”
Winners on the day were Trevor McLeod and Mark Wooldridge – a pair of burglars from Bundaberg – with a 58 net.
The runners up were Paul Downman and Christine Courtney.
Mr Burns said Trevor McLeod and Mark Wooldridge came every year and were good supporters of the charity event.
And the former Broncos enjoyed their day, saying they loved the Gympie course.
Burns said Willie Carne didn’t have much golf experience but Kerrod Walters played often.
Organisers had hoped to hit the $16,000 mark but were happy with the $12,000 they came away with for The Smarter Choices Program and Little Haven Palliative Care.
Little Haven Palliative Care Business Manager Sue Manton congratulated all the golfers, saying they turned up in good spirits.
“We raised $12,000 all up thanks to our sponsors and the charity auction,” she said.
“The auction went really well. People stayed around after the event and had a good night.
“Thanks to NAB Bank, the major sponsors for the fourth year in a row.”