Recipients of donations at the 2015 Brown & Hurley Golf Tournament.
Recipients of donations at the 2015 Brown & Hurley Golf Tournament.

Brown & Hurley Golf day raises $28,000

THE 2015 Brown & Hurley Golf Tournament has raised almost $28,000 for local charities.

About 300 players flocked to Kyogle from as far away as Melbourne, Perth and Rockhampton to compete in the event earlier this month.

Huge prize pool

Players competed for a prize pool of more than $12,000, with Kyogle player Dave Walters claiming the overall honours in the 42nd year of the tournament.

Walters scored 41 points to be the overall winner.

Other winners included Paul Hurley (Wednesday), Mary Garred (Wednesday), Laurie Tillman (Thursday) and Tracey Simpson (Thursday).

Numerous other prizes were handed out, down to 35th men's and ladies runner up, nearest the pin, longest drive and non golfers.

Players also competed for the Eaton $1000 hole in one.

Where money was distributed

Money raised during the golf tournament has been distributed to the following local charities:

Kyogle Lions Club ($5400), Kyogle SES ($6290), Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter ($3300), Kyogle Golf Club ($2700), Northern Rivers Care Connections ($2700), Kyogle Youth Ventures ($2000), Jodie's Inspiration ($2000), Kyogle Preschool ($2000) and Kyogle Citizen's Brass Band ($1500).

Event organiser Colleen Hurley said the tournament would not be possible without the "enormous sponsorship support we receive each year for our many generous suppliers, customers and the greater North Coast community".

"Brown & Hurley would like to thank all the sponsors and players that continue to support the event which enables us to raise these much needed funds for charities within our community," she said.

"All monies raised are donated to the local community and the Westpac Helicopter Rescue, with upwards $352,000 being raised to date from the event over its 42-year history."

Raffle winners

Winners of the raffle of the Engel Portable Fridge and HID Driving Lights sponsored by Engel Fridges and X Ray Vision were Grant Trott and Barry O'Sullivan.



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