More than 300 players took part in the annual Australia Day Shootout at the Ocean Shores Country Club over the Australia Day long weekend.
A unique format of a 4-ball best ball, 4-ball aggregate and a 2-person ambrose provided members and visitors with good challenge of their golfing skills, and with more than $1,500 in prizes the competition was fierce.
Despite a bit of well-overdue rain, conditions were excellent and the greens staff had the course looking picture perfect for the event. The overall winners, Ian Howard and Ken Jones, led after the first day and they never looked like being headed, although a bogey on the last hole of the last day had them a bit anxious.
Even though they finished third last on day one, John and Julia Maddock persevered and powered home on the second and third days to secure second place.
The best mixed team went to Colin and Gayle Foulis, and Snow Downes and John Whitlock took out the best men’s prize.