Harman Golf Day a hit for Legacy

This article has photo gallery Published on WO Scott Brown (author), LEUT Tony White (author), Unknown (photographer)

Location(s): Queanbeyan, New South Wales

For the second year in a row, last place was taken by the team from Navy Strategic Command made up of Commander Marcus Buttler, Lieutenant Commander Luke Hartfiel and Mr Alistair Smith. (photo: Unknown)
For the second year in a row, last place was taken by the team from Navy Strategic Command made up of Commander Marcus Buttler, Lieutenant Commander Luke Hartfiel and Mr Alistair Smith.

The annual HMAS Harman Legacy Golf Day, held on 23 September at the former Air Force base at Fairbairn in Canberra, proved to be yet another great success, raising over $2,700 for Queanbeyan Legacy.

In its fifth year, the day attracted over 70 players in 18 teams with Navy, Army and Air Force members and Defence public servants from across the region.  

The eventual winners, the ‘Up and Downers’ team of Commander Mike Rossendell, Warrant Officer Scott Brown, Warrant Officer Class One Beth Dipple and Air Force Corporal Gavin Fitt, came in with a score of seven under par.

The prize for the best net score went to the ‘Hack Attacks’ with Squadron Leaders Roger Kropman and Michael Dunbar, along with Flight Sergeants Brendan Church and Aaron McReynolds managing a score of 52.25.  

For the second year in a row, last place was taken by the team from Navy Strategic Command made up of Commander Marcus Buttler, Lieutenant Commander Luke Hartfiel and Mr Alistair Smith.  Regardless of placings, all teams contributed to the fundraising success of the event.

In recent years Second World War veteran and Chairman of Queanbeyan Legacy, Mr Jack Seerly, has presented the prizes with the Commanding Officer of Harman, but due to illness he was unable to make this year's event with Mr Peter Kalkman his Vice-Chairman stepping in. All wish Jack a speedy recovery.

Events at HMAS Harman have raised over $21,000 this year - aiming for a target of $25,000 for Queanbeyan Legacy. The funds will go toward a new recreation area at the Queanbeyan Legacy Village.