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Locals and visitors share honours at Denmark Summer Golf Classic weekend

Jacob Morgan-de LaineAlbany Advertiser
2023 Denmark Summer Golf Classic winners Richard Oxford and Mark Rowling.
Camera Icon2023 Denmark Summer Golf Classic winners Richard Oxford and Mark Rowling. Credit: Supplied

Denmark played host to one of WA’s premier regional golf competitions involving some of the best amateur golfers from across the State at the weekend.

More than 300 golfers celebrated the 10th anniversary of the 2023 Denmark Summer Golf Classic.

Gaining a spot in the competition is the first challenge for golfers, with the event booked out within 48 hours of registrations being opened.

Best Women on Sunday  Janice Moore and Jane Dudley of Denmark
Camera IconBest Women on Sunday Janice Moore and Jane Dudley of Denmark Credit: Supplied

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More than $10,000 worth of prizes were on offer, with more than 40 players enjoying the spoils across the various sub-competitions.

The big prize is the classic trophy, which Mark Rowland and Richard Oxford of Denmark lifted with great pride this year after scoring 88 points.

Runners-up were Peter and Rosemary Bradley of Dongara with 87 points, while third place went to Lindsey Hunt and Joy Hunt of Geraldton with 86.

Committee chair Marion Nelson said the event was a great volunteer effort.

“It was a privilege to see the amount of bouquets given to Denmark for their hospitality, condition of the course, and event management,” she said.

“A big shout out goes to the grounds team, event co-ordinators, catering corps and all those volunteers who assisted with the event.

“We couldn’t deliver such a golfing extravaganza for Denmark and the surrounding communities if it wasn’t for the hundred-plus volunteers and the generous sponsors who provided prizes.

“The club is grateful to everyone who gave selflessly to the event.

Nick and Bev Hughes of Denmark won the best mixed pair.
Camera IconNick and Bev Hughes of Denmark won the best mixed pair. Credit: Supplied

“We are pleased that the competition creates valuable fundraising dollars to assist in maintaining the course and operational costs which continue to rise every year.

“Importantly, the classic creates an economic boost for the town and with the golfers and partners visiting local businesses and spending valuable dollars, it’s a win-win situation.

“While we are resting on our laurels for a short while, we will refresh and start to focus on 2024 to create another golfing experience.”

Results

First place: Mark Rowland and Richard Oxford of Denmark, 88. Runners-up: Peter and Rosemary Bradley of Dongara, 87. Third: Lindsey Hunt and Joy Hunt of Geraldton, 86.

Best women: Jan Mountford of Royal Fremantle, Trish Flynn of Denmark. Best men: Ric Slattery and Alan Johns of Denmark. Best visitor men: Nathan Bradbury and Wayne Bradbury of Busselton. Best visitor women: Julie Reid and Christine Matson of the Goldfields Club. Best mixed: Bev and Nick Hughes of Denmark. Best visitor mixed: Peter and Wendy Cooper of West Aviat GC

Saturday Daily Prizes

Best men: David Whitby of Lakelands and Steve Mirco of Denmark. Best women: Sue O’Connor of Busselton and Irene Stone of Denmark. Best mixed: Sharon Dawson and Paul Fyfe of Denmark

Sunday Daily Prizes

Best men: Paul Harbron of Denmark and Greg Golinski of Bunbury. Best women: Janice Moore and Jane Dudley of Denmark. Best mixed: Robert and Julie Glass of Kalbarri.

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