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Footy clubs in golf payback

Friday, 15th March, 2013

Peter Nash, the Chairman of AFL BH (left) and BH Golf Club president Tim O’Neill are looking forward to the football club golf day Peter Nash, the Chairman of AFL BH (left) and BH Golf Club president Tim O’Neill are looking forward to the football club golf day

By Emily Roberts

Before the season starts in earnest, footy clubs have one more chance to have some fun.

AFL Broken Hill, in conjunction with the BH Golf Club, will stage a Golf Day on Sunday, March 24.

Recently the BH Golf Club loaned the Football League their aerator to use on the playing surface at the Jubilee Oval, after its use was recommended by a turf consultant.

Peter Nash, the Chairman of AFL BH, said the result was good and the Jube was looking great.

"AFL BH have conceived the idea of the club challenge as a way of thanking the golf club while having some inter-club banter before the serious footy starts in April," Mr Nash said.

"Each club will enter three male teams (of three), one ladies team and one juniors team (of under 15s). Each team should wear some form of club polo or their colours."

They will play an Ambrose and the scores of all five teams will be added up to decide the winner.

The day starts at 1pm with a shotgun start for 2pm. A mobile bar will run and a barbecue will be set up on course.

"Teams from the Umpires, League Executive and Shinglebacks (plus a few Golf Club teams) will also play and their players will also be eligible to win prizes for nearest the pin and other random prizes," Mr Nash said.

He estimates that about 100 people would turn up for the nine-hole event and the after game function.

"It is meant to be a fun day for footy clubs and hopefully it will generate some funds for the Golf Club," Mr Nash said.

"It is good to see two sports working together."

Entry for each player costs $15 and spectators are welcome to show their loyalty and follow their club around the course.

"These type of golf days are usually great fun and I hope this becomes an annual event, as the Golf Club is a wonderful facility that needs our support," Mr Nash said.

He thanked past golf club president Steve Tucker for his work in planning the aerator work, Rod Garner for coordinating the work at the Jube and current golf president Tim O'Neill for helping to make the day possible.

"It's good to see everyone working together to achieve a common goal," said Mr O'Neill. For more information call the golf club on 8087 9099.

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