Legends strike a chord at Sandy Gallop
Friday, 17 August 2012
The EZ GO Legends were met at Ipswich’s Sandy Gallop Golf Club with a stirring bagpipe rendition of the national anthem welcoming them to the City of Ipswich Sandy Gallop Legends Pro Am.
Sandy Gallop which is nestled near the centre of Ipswich offers many undulating holes which can offer many hidden challenges and caused many of the seniors who hadn’t experienced playing the course to scratch their heads as to how best to navigate the layout. It is probably testament to those challenges that a score of 68 won the day. Allan Cooper defended his 2011 title but shared the win with David Good who has been very consistent in the last few tournaments. The pair finished one shot clear of Peter Ormsby who was the only other player under par for the day.
“This is such a great little course with some equally great members who are able to look after us again this year” said Cooper. “The community spirit is very much a part of the club and to win again is very satisfying. Congratulations must go to David Good also who I’m pleased to share the win with.”
In its second year as host to the PGA Legends the Sandy Gallop Golf Club will look to continue their involvement in the tour in the coming years. With strong support from the local council and the Ipswich mayor Paul Pissale it is certainly hoped that the seniors will continue to revisit as part of the Queensland stage
“We love having the players come and the event is always popular” said Sandy Gallop member and event organiser Rod Daniels. “The professionals are always so generous with their time and our members have the opportunity to play with many of the games great players.”