The annual Crecent Head Easter Golf tournament went off without a hitch on Saturday, with the clouds parting and the blue skies shinning throughout the whole day.
Forty five golfers entered into the tournament with the hope of winning the big prize money up for grabs.
There were two division and a lot of novelty prizes up for grabs thanks to our great sponsors such as accuracy drive, Toyota target and nearest to the pins.
The morning golfers teed off at 7am and were all eager to hand in some cards with high scores to put pressure on the afternoon golfers and hope to be in the running for the prizes.
At the intermission and barbecue, Kris Puckeridge held the lead with a great score of 40 points followed by Craig Bradley with 39 points.
The afternoon golfers knew the score to beat and went out with intent to win.
Kris was looking like the winner until the last group; when Ben Conn pipped him at the post handing in a card with 41 points and raising the flag for the afternoon golfers. Great work Ben.
The Prize rundown was Overall winner: Ben Conn Overall Runner-up Kris Puckeridge 40 points. Division 1 Winner: Craig Bradley, Runner up: Alex Forrest Third: Mark Smith, fourth: Nathan Smith, Fifth: Barry Morris, Sixth: Dan Williams. Division 2 winner: Bob Larkin, Runner up: Robert Young, Third: Gordon Lennon, Fourth: Pete Thompson, Fifth: Stuart Watts, Sixth: Ian Pascoe. Nearest to the Pins, Division 1: 2nd hole: John Lewis 6th : Mark Smith. Division 2: 2nd : Ben Conn 6th : Robert Young. Hole in one on the 2nd : Not claimed. Toyota Target on the 3 rd hole: Peter Best. Accuracy Drive 1 st hole: Geoff White. Eagles nest 3 rd hole: Not Claimed.
Crescent Head men's golf president Tim Cross was pleased with the day.
"Great to see a large field of members and visitors competing for the prizes on our annual Easter Tournament," Cross said.
"Luckily the weather cleared and players enjoyed the round on the course that had been marvelously maintained by our green's keepers Graeme Croad and Jesse Mehan, I would like to thank both Graeme and Jesse on their hard work without you both our course would not be one of the best on the coast.
"A big thank you to our sponsors for the day; Kempsey Toyota, Carpet Direct, Crescent Head Pharmacy, Mavins Petroleum, Crescent Head Foodworks, Barnett's Bakery, The Green Room Café, Chanchitas Crescent Head, Crescent Head Surf Company, Crescent Head Gourmet Butcher, Bunning Warehouse and Crescent Head Country Club. We know our event would not be what it is without our sponsors and we are very grateful for their supports.
"I would like to thank all the visiting golfer who played today it was great to see golfers from Belmont, Byron Bay, Windsor, Fredericton, Kempsey, Massey Park, Riverside oaks and Manly all come and test themselves on our course and hopefully walk away with a prize and a smile.
"A final thank you to all the members who helped with the barbeque, round up sponsors and help with organising the event without you all the day would not happen.
"We Hope you see more competitors next year and we wish everyone a Happy Easter."