Truckies golf day fosters the spirit of fun

Winners of the 18-hole Dave Quinnell Shield: Tate O’Donovan, Jake Hardwick and Ben Hardwick

The Annual Truckies Golf day was held at the Adelong Golf Course on Sunday, with a turn out of around 18 players making up six teams.

President of the Adelong Golf Club Phillip Hayes said that despite a steady drop in numbers over the years it had continued. He said it was an opportunity for family and friends and truck drivers both past and present to share stories, enjoy some laughs and have a game of golf.

“It was started by a group of truck drivers which eventually saw numbers drop off. These days it’s considered more of a family day. It’s really just about getting together and having a good time,” he said.

He said that the competition had started some thirty years ago and that the CJ Dean trophy had been established as part of the club’s day some 25 years ago.

“Drivers for CJ Dean and Graham Rose in Gundagai would traditionally play against each other, sometimes here and other times in Gundagai, but these days it’s a remembrance day and a family day,” he said.

“It used to be a two person ambrose but we changed it to a three person ambrose so that we could involve families,” he said

Mr Hayes said that he hoped to accumulate a few more people in the years to come, especially younger people.

Winners of the nine hole CJ Dean Shield: Philip Hayes, Mick Hardwick and Joe Hardwick

“It would be great to have more people involved. It’s a great day of golf, informal, and we encourage anyone who is interested in attending. We had a great time and had players come back into the club around one o‘clock to tell a few stories about how the game was and have a few drinks,” he said.

The game teed off at around 9:30am, with the winners of the 9 Hole CJ Dean shield awarded to Mr Hayes, Mick and Joe Hardwick, while the winners of the 18 hole Dave Quinnell Shield went to Tate O’Donovan, Jake Hardwick and Ben Hardwick.

The Golf day is held during the first weekend in November each year. Families and community members are always invited to attend.