Last week’s wet weather had organisers and golfers keeping their fingers crossed as the date drew nearer for the thirteenth Windwhistle Golf Classic.

After the hideous weather Thursday, May 17th, (tournament day), dawned fresh and sunny with near perfect conditions at Terrace Downs for tee-off.

This popular annual event is the major fundraiser each year for Windwhistle School, so a lot was riding on good weather.

The Terrace Downs golf course was a specular venue for the day and the 116 players entered in the tournament made the most of the fantastic course.

The players again enjoyed a delicious morning tea before tee-off and packed snacks on course provided by school parents.

This year the players also enjoyed two on-course barbecues for lunch, both of which were provided by sponsors.

Following the 18 holes of golf, there was an opportunity to unwind and relax at the Clubhouse before the prizegiving and buffet dinner. All of which was enjoyed by the players together with school parents and locals in attendance.

After dinner, Ed Marfell from HRL (Hazlett Rural Ltd) took on the role of auctioneer for an entertaining action-packed auction.

A silent auction was also popular with ‘friend against friend’ bidding meaning some great funds were raised for the School. The combined auctions were a fantastic success.

The school has it’s largest roll in many years. Principal, Bronwen Seaward said, “with this growth comes certain challenges, our staff and resources are stretched to the max and we are constantly juggling to meet the needs of all of our diverse learners.

“It is fundraisers such as the Golf Classic that make it possible to offer the quality learning programmes that our children deserve,” she explained.

The funds raised from the tournament will be going towards employing quality staff, purchasing innovative teaching resources, providing quality professional learning opportunities, and exciting education opportunities outside of the classroom, for  students.

“It was a wonderful day out and all in support of a special School,” a spokesperson for the organising committee said.

Results from the day were:

Top Teams:

1st:  RD Petroleum

2nd: Southfuels

3rd: R&R Precision Spreading

Top Man:

Andrew Inch

Top Lady:

Dale Pamment.