2018 Kew Pro Am proves to be popular event with golfers

Over 180 golfers took to the green at the Kew Country Club for the annual Pro Am on Sunday, September 9. 

Golfers Dale Brandt-Richards and Mitchell Brown finished in equal place and they split the first prize, each taking home $1700. 

They both finished with three under par, for a round 67 off the stick. 

Organiser Luke Garel from Kew Country Club Pro Shop said weather conditions on the day made for perfect play. 

“The course was also set up beautifully and the green was in immaculate condition,” he said. 

Luke also congratulated Dunbogan local Ben Morgan for his score of 71 off the stick. 

“It’s an excellent result and was his first time at the Kew Pro Am,” he said. 

The event was divided by two shotgun starts at 7.30am and 12.30pm. Teams were made up of three amateur golfers and one professional. 

Luke said 18 teams participated in the morning and 26 in the afternoon. 

“There is a maximum amount of people who can be on the course at any one time,” he said. 

“We divided the day in two to allow as many golfers to participate as possible.” 

The event provided a great opportunity, Luke said for amateur golfers to learn from professionals.

“The professional player might give them tips throughout the day,” he said. 

“Who knows they could have been playing with the next Tiger Woods.” 

The event was sponsored by Geoff Kemp Painting and Decorating. 

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