Golf no handicap for Halcyon homeowners
Halcyon homeowners were lucky to have the opportunity to try their hand against professional golfers in a recent tournament at Meadowbrook Golf Course.
On a beautiful spring day, 116 golfers including 26 Halcyon homeowners from nearby Halcyon Rise and Halcyon Greens, teed off in a shotgun start for the inaugural Halcyon Meadowbrook Legends Pro-Am.
Halcyon Rise homeowner, keen golfer and Meadowbrook member Dot Marsh was one of them, and despite not playing her best round, thoroughly enjoyed her experience playing with the professionals.
“I have trouble on this course as I always seem to find the water,” Dot said. “It doesn’t really matter how I play as I just love being out there and it was a great day.”
Dot started playing golf 17 years ago and plays at Meadowbrook three times a week.
“I started a bit late, but it doesn’t matter as I have a wonderful time,” she said.
She has only recently moved from Western Australia to move into Halcyon Rise, joining the golf club as one of her first tasks.
Dot has made quite an impression on Meadowbrook already as local pro Matt Rogers - who was one of the winners from the teams event and had played a round with her before - awarded her with his prize, a golf bag.
“I was absolutely stoked and feel very lucky that he would have thought of me as I have only been a member of the club for four weeks,” she said.
Golf veteran Glenn Joyner played the 10-27 hole configuration at the course (which was formerly known as the Logan City Golf Club) in 5-under 67, two strokes clear of Murray Lott, Adam Le Vesconte and former US PGA Tour Player Euan Walters at 3-under 69.
Glenn said: “I got off to a rough start with a bogey on my first hole though I followed it up with three birdies in a row.”
“I felt like the course was there for the taking and am really grateful to get the win.
“Meadowbrook Golf Club has really improved over the last 12 months with additions of the coaching facility, mini golf and the improvements to the driving range.
“The course is a pleasure to play.”
Halcyon Project Director Glenn Nugent said sponsoring the event was a great way to support local business.
“We’re really focused on staying local and supporting local businesses and Meadowbrook Golf Club is a great one which is focused on keeping the community active and entertained,” he said.