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Double honours at annual golf day


Clearview/Kilburn took the major honours at the annual Clergy-Laity Golf Day held at West Beach on March 28.

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With 63 players, including five clergy competing, six parishes had the minimum of three players to compete for the John Mahoney Parish Trophy.

It was Clearview/Kilburn’s second win with a convincing margin over Henley Beach and 2021 winner Blackwood.

The best three players for Clearview/Kilburn were Daniel Tonkin (35) who also won A grade, Peter Kelly (34) who won C grade and Fr Leon Czechowicz (34) who won the Archbishop Leonard Faulkner Trophy for Clergy for the third time.

Competition for the Dean Travers Cup (best Stableford score) was again very keen but Felix Tan won with 37 points from Daniel Tonkin (35) and Shane Hodby (34)

Other laity club handicap winners were Bob Baker (34) B grade and Margo Canino (33) for Women. Social players were subject to the Callaway Handicap System with Steve Baxter (34) beating friend John Leicester by one point.

After the awards dinner, Monsignor Robert Rice was presented with a cheque and a card signed by all present to celebrate his 90th birthday.

Mgr Rice responded by thanking his fellow golfers for their friendship and support: “Life’s journey is a community affair, and we need many to love and encourage us on the way,” he said.

“I recently received a trophy recording my 60 years membership of Grange Golf Club. Fortunately, it did not reveal my handicap – 36!”

The committee thanked the Pro Shop and Westward Ho Golf Club for their support and assistance.


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