Teeing off for Weebolla Bulls

MOREE farmers and keen football supporters picked up a golf club to get behind local rugby union club, the Moree Weebolla Bulls on Friday.

Ambrose: Ken Wharton, John Gourlay, Guy Hovenden, and Guy Roberts teed off at the Moree Golf Club on Friday to support the Weebolla Bulls.

Ambrose: Ken Wharton, John Gourlay, Guy Hovenden, and Guy Roberts teed off at the Moree Golf Club on Friday to support the Weebolla Bulls.

Everyone from community members to football players to the club’s sponsors were invited to play a round of golf at Moree’s golf course.

Despite the weather being over 40 degrees, more than 60 people players turned up to raise money for the rugby union club.

The four-person ambrose was won by Nick Bettington, Gav Bartell, Jerry Carrigan and Ben Cheetham with a net score of 54.5.

Adam O’Neile, Matt Porter, A Spring and Andrew Yates were a close second with their net score of 56.5.

Nearest to the pin on hole one was Andrew McNamara, Guy Hovenden took the seventh and 17th hole and S Cosh was nearest on the 13th. On the sixth fairway R Taunton and A Spring had the longest drives and on the 14th it was Sophie Evans and John Adams Junior.

Committee member, Sophie Evans, said the day was about having fun and raising money for a prominent club in the Moree community.

It’s great to have a community that supports the rugby club, because the club supports the community.

Miss Evans said the support from the community and sponsors was great to see and the day was very enjoyable.

“It’s great to have a community that supports the rugby club, because the rugby club supports the community,” she said.

During the evening, the Weebolla bulls jerseys were auctioned off, with all money going towards improving the rugby club.

Organisers thanked local businesses for their sponsorship and ongoing support.

The Moree Rugby Club will have its first crowd game on March 11, where the under 17s, under 19s, the Women seven team and the opens will be playing trial games.

All spectators are welcome with full bar and canteen facilities available.