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February 21, 2017

The Annual Coffs Harbour Chamber of Commerce golf day for 2017 has been run and won on a perfect Sunny February day at Bonville Golf Resort. The 18 hole, 4 person Ambrose event has become a regular fixture on the Chamber calendar, a very popular, all inclusive local sporting event and a great way for local business to network and collaborate. Local law firm MBT were naming rights sponsors of the event for the 13th year running.

The format for the competition varies to most, teams can purchase raffle tickets that knock shots off their overall score and this year, that was the difference between 1st place and the 2nd runner-up position. The team from Coffs Yacht Club won their way to the top with an overall Nett score of 51 7/8, knocking 3 shots off their score after drawing both the 2nd and 3rd raffle prizes. The team consisting of Grant Skinner, Bob St John, Mick Logan and John Townsend etching their names onto the perpetual trophy.

The two fundraising holes were full of fun and games, Coffs Harbour Mayor Denise Knight championing a team sing-off on the 17th tee and the Head Teaching Pro giving players the chance to test drive the latest Callaway, Titleist and TaylorMade M1 and M2 drivers on the key employment sponsored 7th tee.

The runners-up on the day were the team from Ellicott Concreting who entered the clubhouse with a Nett score of 52 7/8. The team consisted of Ray Ellicott, Dean Reeves, Nathan Harkin and David Rook. The team of Matt Quirk, Mark McLurg, Doug Neilsen and Adam Nightingale, representing Coffs Solar shined in the second runner-up position posting a Nett score of 53 7/8. Both runner-up teams vowed to purchase more raffle tickets at the 2018 event.

The voice of the local business community, The Chamber of Commerce promotes local investment, supports local tourism and the development of major events for Coffs Harbour. The Chamber of Commerce golf day is a major fundraiser on the yearly calendar and allows the Chamber to continue the work they do. Garth Shipperlee said “The event raises valuable funds that are driven straight back into the local economy, creating opportunities for Coffs Harbour to grow and prosper into the future.”

The 2017 Chamber of Commerce Golf Day attracted 118 players, representing over 60 local businesses. The day is a great networking opportunity and a chance to enjoy the Bonville layout, which was recently voted ‘Australia’s Favourite Golf Course’ in Golf Australia Magazine’s 50 Favourite Golf Courses competition.


Today's Course Conditions

Wednesday 8th December 2021 | Carts on paths at all times | Showers increasing – 28° |  Rainfall: 17mm | Greens cut at 2.8mm | Food and Beverage Cart on course from 9:00am | Driving Range – Open for practice until 4:00pm.