Shipping Australia members from across New South Wales braved the weather to meet on Wednesday, March 4th, at the scenic Coast Golf Course at Little Bay for the 2020 Industry Golf Day.
Heavy rain in the morning cleared by midday to give perfect mild golfing weather. It was lightly overcast, and at times sunny, throughout the afternoon. The course was in great condition and the morning rain made the greens perfect for some exceptional putting.
Players came from across the industry. Ports, towage providers, shipping agents, logistics companies, shipping companies and more registered to catch up with old friends and take part in good-spirited competition.
Eleven teams took part, enjoying a light lunch on arrival followed by an exceptional afternoon’s golf and on-course beverages. All teams were back in the Club House in four and a half hours to finish off the day with a few drinks and an excellent meal. And the professional team at The Coast Golf Club ensured that a great day was had by all.
And the winners are…
In a tightly contested event, the team from Qube Logistics won the day and took out the coveted Shipping Australia NSW golf trophy!
Congratulations to Qube Logistics’ four-man team, which consisted of Newton Te Wao (in front), Nathan Mills, Damian Wilson and Russell Webb. The Qube Logistics team had an overall handicap of -9.25 and they recorded 51.75 strokes.
Second place was taken by the Antares Marine team with a score of 54.4 strokes. Third place went to the SAL Mixed team with a score of 56 strokes.
The Bradman Prize was won by AsiaWorld Shipping Services with a score of 66 strokes. Jake Jakobsson took out The Longest Drive (13th Hole) award. Eoghan Clarke was “Nearest the Pin” (4th Hole) at 300 centimetres and Nathan Mills was “Nearest the Pin” (8th Hole) at 172 centimetres.
Fantastic to see so many colleagues on the course
“It is truly fantastic to see so many colleagues from the maritime sector come together to enjoy an afternoon on this beautiful course,” said SAL CEO Rod Nairn. “There were a few nervous moments with the rain in the morning, but the day could not have turned out better.
“Congratulations to Damian and his team from Qube, they have been on the podium before and are hard to beat, but the competition is getting close with only 14 stokes between first and last.”
The game was played under the Ambrose Rules. After each player has hit-off from the tee, the team captain decides which ball is best positioned for further play and other balls are retrieved. In an Ambrose tournament, only one team score is recorded at each hole.
A thank you to our sponsors
Shipping Australia would like to thank to our fabulous hole sponsors whose generous support made a great day possible. Our sponsors were:
Hutchison Ports Australia
AsiaWorld Shipping Services
Qube Logistics; and
For your diary: golf days in Victoria and Queensland
Shipping industry golf fans across the east coast can look forward to more golf in the near future.
The Phil Kelly OAM Perpetual Golf Challenge / SAL Victoria Shipping Industry Golf Day will be held on Wednesday 18th March at the scenic Waterford Valley Golf Course, Knoxfield. Come along and enjoy a great course and scenery. Registration with a light lunch will be provided at 11.30am with a shotgun start at 12.30pm. An afternoon’s golf will be followed by an early dinner. Register now for the event via the Shipping Australia website!
The SAL Queensland Shipping Industry Golf Day will be held on April 22 between 11:30am and 5:00 pm at the Wynnum Golf Club, located in beautiful Bayside. A light lunch will be provided on arrival and an afternoon’s golf will be followed by an early dinner. Don’t delay, register today for the Queensland golf day!