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Red Lion United Way Golf Classic 2016 – wrap up

What do you get when you combine a roving fairy, a lovely sunny Ballarat day, and a luscious green golf course?  A day of fun, friendship, competition and frivolity of course!

The annual Red Lion United Way Golf Classic held at the Ballarat Golf Club recently saw representatives from 20 businesses register to represent local community organisations and programs to assist in raising essential funds for the Ballarat community by competing in this Annual Ambrose event.

Teams of four competed for honours in both individual and team awards, along with the possibility of winning cash prizes for nearest the pin and the ever elusive ‘Hole in One’.

Professional golfer, Darren Bowman – complete with fully stocked golf cart, was auctioned at the start of the day as an additional team member, with the team at Eclipse Ford securing his services and expertise for the day.  Unfortunately not even Darren’s prowess with the clubs was enough to assist the team in securing top spot, with the honours going to the team from Integra with a net score of 53.87!  Runners up were the Macneil Group foursome and CE Bartlett’s team taking up the final podium position.

The City of Ballarat very well represented with a total of three teams, with one of their teams managing to make the most of their day to take home the prestigious NAGA award!

Major sponsor, David Canny from the Red Lion, was extremely pleased with the success and comradery of the day as most patrons made the most of the opportunity to enjoy some of Ballarat’s rare sunshine to wind up a busy week!

Many thanks to all the supporters, donors, participants and volunteers who assisted to ensure the day was a resounding success!


Photos of the day can be found here.


Winners Circle

Media – Prime7

Woodduck – Ballarat Toyota

Misfits – City of Ballarat Team 2

Fawlty Towers – Sovereign Hill

Can We Fix It? – Integra

Are You Being Served? – Bolton’s Office National

Ponzi Pyramid – Adroit Insurance

Nearest the Pin 

Matt Agterhuis, Integra

Darren Hammill, not sure of team

Scott McQueen, Prime 7

Pog, City of Ballarat

Other prizes

1st call for alcohol: new sponsor James Garcian from The Good Guys

Longest Drive: Brad Dreher

Worst Drive: Steve Cairns

Shortest Drive: Pog (City of Ballarat) with a 1cm drive

Quickest Drive, Shaun Foy (CoB)





United Way Ballarat is working to advance the common good of our community by focusing on Education, Income and Health.  These are the building blocks for a good life—a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health.  United Way Ballarat asks all the citizens of Ballarat and surrounding areas to do three things: GIVE – money and goods; ADVOCATE – on behalf of those who cannot; and VOLUNTEER – to invest time in our community More about United Way Ballarat


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