Clear skies and the well-watered, lush greens at Gainsborough Greens greeted a record field of 28 teams of golfers for the 10th Annual Corporate Golf Day last Friday, 20 October.  What a fantastic day filled with a warm sense of community spirit, excitement and fun!  Thank you to everyone who came and along and contributed to an outstandingly successful event … from our sponsors and golfers to our magnificent volunteer team, to Michelle Bristow and the staff at Gainsborough Greens, and former Australian Cricket Team Vice Captain Ian Healy who teed off for teams on the 1st hole. 

With plenty of on-course games and challenges at the ready, players enjoyed a relaxing round of golf before meeting at the 19th hole to be entertained by talented College songstresses Hannah and Mckeira, before a buffet dinner, prize presentation and auction.  Keep an eye out on the College facebook page for the photo gallery.

2017 CAC Golf Day Collage

Congratulations to all the prize winners, listed below:

Team Prizes:

1st Place                  Taylor Made

2nd Place                 Helloworld

3rd Place                 Finesse Property

Last Place                The Hacks

Best Gross Score      Hall Finance

Survivor Ball            Eaton Services Group

First Team In           Springbok Foods

Fast Ball                   Big Bertha’s

Team Approach       Four!!! (Cameron Wells)

Best Dressed            Fore-Strokers

Individual Player Prizes:

Longest Drive          Darren Rieck (Four!!!)

Straightest              Mark Anderson (Taylor Made)

NTP #3                    Rob Marsden (Addictive Technology)

NTP #8                    Andrew Fyfe (Higgins Coatings)

NTP #15                  Chris Graham (Veracity Wealth)

Speedy Driver          Shane Gooneratne (Plae International) - with a speed of 195kph

It’s Not Cricket         David Everson (Programmed Property Services)

Golf Pong                   Matt Robertson (Veracity Wealth) – with a score of 10

ASI Jellybean Guess   David Watson (Four!!!) – with correct guess of 385

Kate Stephenson (Programmed Propery Services) – nearest Ladies guess

Business Card Draw     Matt Robertson (Veracity Wealth)

Raffle Winners:

Tool Chest Set                 Purple D24 – Ken

Jeep RC Car                     Blue A38 – Bruce

Pizza Stone                      Black C24 – Mark

Wine/Cooler                    Green D11 – Stu

Car Wash Pack                Blue A45 – Dennis

Avon – Mens                   Green D8 – Rory

Avon – Ladies                  Green D66 – Steve

Aust Post Pack                Black C13 – Matt

Golf Lesson Orange F58 - Jeremy

Auction: Congratulations and thank you to Andrew Davis, Phil Fairweather, Matt Robertson, Cameron Garnham and Darren Dumbleton for their successful bids


We are very fortunate to have incredible backing for our Golf Day each year, and I would like to acknowledge the following supporters for their generosity:

Hole sponsors: ASI Solutions; Burling Brown; East Coast Lubes; Higgins Coatings; Hoppy’s Car Wash; Programmed Property Services; QIEC Super

Drinks Cart sponsor: Eaton Services Group

Hole In One sponsor: Alder Constructions

Survivor Ball sponsor: Aussie Home Loans (Mat & Amanda Oliver)

Prize donors and other supporters:

Australia Post (Craig Taylor); Avon (Maria Twin); Bert van Manen MP, Bonfire Oxenford, Bunnings Oxenford; Coomera Grand Car & Dog Wash, Dracula’s Cabaret; EquiGroup; Golfezy (Neil Wall & Jason Oberman); Kate Nott Photography; Links Hope Island; Panther Data; Sanctuary Cove Golf Club; The Athletes Foot Helensvale Westfield; Village Road Show Theme Parks; Zarraffa’s Upper Coomera. 

Golf Club Staff: Special thanks to Michelle Bristow and her team at Gainsborough Greens who put in a huge effort to ensure the success of Coomera Anglican College’s Golf Day each year.

Event Crew: Each year, a team of volunteers are out on the course running various games and challenges for the golfers.  Thank you to Courtney, Elda, Jaime, Maria, Monette, Nadine, Paul, Peta, Tammie and Tracey for your help!

Many thanks also to Brian Duncombe who is not only our MC-extraordinaire each year, but has been working behind the scenes for the last 10 years to ensure our Golf Day is always a success.  Thank you also to the wonderful Mr K who always does a fabulous job as auctioneer.

Finally, on behalf of all of us at Coomera Anglican College, I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all the players – your support is much appreciated and I hope you can join us again next year!