Navy golfers play championship course

Published on Mr Gary Booth (author)

Location(s): Royal Perth Gold Glub, WA

Topic(s): Golf

The Navy Golf - WA team members sporting new golf bags on the first tee at Royal Perth Golf Club. (photo: )
The Navy Golf - WA team members sporting new golf bags on the first tee at Royal Perth Golf Club.

Members of Navy Golf - Western Australia have teed off for the first time since being furnished with new golf bags by Navy Health. The event was the annual Royal Perth Golf Club vs Navy Golf - WA.

Royal Perth were the eventual winners of the day winning 425 stableford points to 419, accumulated from the best 15 individual scores from each team. It was a close call but a good result for the Royal Perth Golf Club, as Navy had won the trophy last year.

The Royal Perth Golf club has been impressed with Navy Golf and in the spirit of good friendship the club has now allocated a designated date for the perpetual challenge trophy in their calendar. In previous years the event had been held in conjunction with other club events.

Navy's best performer for the day was CPOCSM Darren Wheat who was the only golfer to play to his handicap, scoring 36 stableford points on a course that was set up for the Perth Amateur Championships, one of WA's most prestigious amateur events.

With the tees set back as far as they could go and difficult pin positions, the challenge was ahead for all golfers who played on the day.

“The greens were as good as they can get and fast, really fast; I don't think I have played on anything faster, anywhere,” said Chief Wheat.

Navy Golf - WA has had a great golfing year so far, with challenges to local golf clubs every month. These challenges have given the team the opportunity to showcase Navy in the WA Region and foster good sporting relationships.

Navy Golf - WA's next engagement is the Soldiers Cup on 10 November at the Western Australian Golf Club, where Navy will be the defending champions.

For new personnel posted to the West interested in playing golf with Navy Golf – WA, please contact CPO Trevor Syme whose details are available on the internal corporate directory.