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Golf Day a hit

Thursday, 28th March, 2013

The Umpires team of Maurie Hetherton, Shane Chapman and Heath Coombes took the honours at the AFL Golf Day on Sunday The Umpires team of Maurie Hetherton, Shane Chapman and Heath Coombes took the honours at the AFL Golf Day on Sunday

About 50 footballers swapped the footy for golf clubs last Sunday to play in the AFL Club Golf Challenge.

All four BH clubs were invited to nominate five teams - three men's, one women's and one under 15s - for the fun day.

The event was organised by AFL BH with the help of BH Golf Club volunteers and all proceeds went to the Golf Club.

The golf day was run as AFL Broken Hill's way of thanking the golf club for lending its aerator to the League to improve the playing surface at the Jubilee Oval.

"I would guess the Golf Club may have raised $1500 from the day which is fantastic," said AFL BH Chairman, Peter Nash.

He said the winning club was Central, the only club to field all five teams.

"The bragging rights went to the three-person Ambrose Umpires team of Maurie Hetherton, Shane Chapman and Heath Coombes who had a 34 to narrowly outpoint a couple of teams with 35.

"North's Ben Victory, Scott Rogers and Matt Fenton along with Central's Adam Rhodes, Jarred Paul and Dean Martin were all in fine form, posting 35s or one under."

Central had the only Under 15 team. comprising Flynn Murray, Brett McLean and Rourke Turner who won a Sherrin football each.

"The Ladies saw Central face off against South, with the Magpies prevailing in a tight tussle. Centrals were represented by Marcia Millstead, Jessica Ray and Amy Richards with Phoebe Knell also having a whack despite a wrist sprain the previous day," Mr Nash said.

"The women walked away with body lotions."

South's female comprised Heidi Drenkhahn, Stephanie Balman and Hannah Miller.

Mr Nash said there were some impressive feats on the day.

"Adam Rhodes, for Central, almost drove the green on the 12th while Justin Heath had earlier scattered a few resting magpies on the dog leg 12th.

"The shot of the day was on the 14th by North's Jake Napier. For a moment we all thought Broken Hill had a new open pit mine.

"The afternoon was a fantastic success, with some random prizes being awarded over a social drink at the 19th hole."

Mr Nash said he hoped the day would be run again.

"Events like this are what makes Broken Hill great, and hopefully the annual AFL Golf Day gets bigger and better each year."

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