The 52nd annual Legacy Golf Day was held at Port Macquarie Golf Club on April 28 and attracted 174 players in ideal conditions.
In excess of $7,000 was raised and all proceeds go to the Port Macquarie Hastings Legacy Club for the welfare of widows and wards in the Hastings district.
At the presentation of trophies, the president of Port Macquarie Hastings Legacy, Kerry Thomson, mentioned that the local club has 500 widows on its books and also cares for six families.
The morning field of 71 social club players consisted mainly of members of the Port Macquarie Panthers Social Golf Club, while in the afternoon 103 played in the members comp.
The Pat McDade Memorial Trophy goes to the player with the best individual score of the day and this was won by Panthers SGC player Glen Miller. His 43 points was five points more than the morning runner up Brad Mitchell.
The morning two ball best ball was won by Jim Stephans and James Armstrong with 47 points from Miller and Wayne Donovan who had 46 points.
The afternoon two ball was won by Michael McIntosh and Alex Meares who had excellent combination to make 50 points. Mark Plunkett and Dianne Rider were runners up with 48.
The ladies single event was hotly contested with five ladies tying for first with 36 points. Dianne Rider won the countback from Fran Scutts.
Best of the men was Kevin Grounsell with 41 while Steve Manton and Ralph Cooney both made 39 points.
The 18th hole is a par five for the ladies and Samantha Ansley was on the green for two and sank the putt for an eagle three.
At the presentation Kerry Thomson thanked the business houses of the Hastings, and the players, for their generosity and made special mention of all of the volunteers who willingly gave their time to make the day a success.
She mentioned that Port Macquarie Golf Club made their course and clubhouse available at no cost, allowing Legacy to take all of the green fees and competition fees.