In the first week of the month long Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations, last Friday saw the return of the annual Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations Golf Day, hosted by the Coonawarra Vignerons and presented by Hit 96.1 and 963 Triple M at Penola Golf Course.
Despite patches of rain throughout the day, the weather was otherwise ideal with little to no wind on a pristine 18 hole course. Fourteen teams took to the greens playing a social four ball ambrose, with teams and individual participants traveling from as far as Melbourne and Sydney to take part.
Players were treated to a glass of sparkling cabernet and breakfast slider on their arrival to the course, followed by an assortment of Coonawarra wines served with lunch and a grazing station in the afternoon.
The Lament Quartet, consisting of Dave Lament, Tyson Ploenges, Kym Vaughn and Ray Patching produced a winning nett score of 51 2/5, taking home the converted red jackets.
Not too far behind them were first time Coonawarra Golf Day participants Paul Searle, Darren Wallace, Troy Hamilton and Chris Hammet who traveled from Mount Barker to attend for the day and finished with a nett score of 55 7/5.
Rounding out the placings with an overall gross score of 57 was the team of James Norcock, Henry Norcock, Brian Norcock and Ryan Paech from Naracoorte.
Olivia James, Executive Officer of Coonawarra Vignerons said the day was a great success and thanked the event presenting partner for their support “This year we welcomed Hit 96.1 and 963 Triple M as our presenting partner and we look forward to continuing this relationship in 2020. We extend the opportunity to more regional business to participate in what is a great day out be it on the greens or through sponsorship.”
Novelties for the day:
Longest Drive – 1st hole: Dave Boyd, Katie Lewis; 15th hole: Tyson Ploenges, Marg Ferguson.
Nearest the Pin – 7th hole: Ray Patching; 9th hole: Bill Burley; 13th hole Paul Harmer and Sam Evans.
The successful day led into the long weekend (SA), the first of four weekends in the month-long Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations. Throughout October an extensive array of events and special tastings showcasing and celebrating Coonawarra’s signature red wine: Cabernet Sauvignon, is taking place.
A collection of Golf Day images can be viewed in our PHOTO GALLERY
With spring in full flight, there’s no better time to soak up Coonawarra. Take the time to celebrate, educate + activate your senses from 1 to 31 October 2019. Check out the full CALENDAR OF EVENTS and View the PDF EVENT PROGRAMME.