Tin Can Bay Country Club hosts and helps

Professional winner - Justin Warren 62 Gross

Professional winner – Justin Warren 62 Gross

The Tin Can Bay Golf and Country Club recently hosted its first Pro-Am for 23 years.

There was an $11,000 purse for the Pros and we would like to thank our many sponsors for the Pro purse, as without them there would not have been a Pro-Am.

Over $2,500 was raised by the golfers and sponsors for the amateur prizes. The day turned out to be fine, after so much rain leading up to the event. The green staff, Dusty and his men, had the course in magnificent condition for the wet conditions leading up to the event.

A big thank you must also go to the members who helped clean the course up prior to the Pro-Am, and to the people who offered their homes for players wishing to be billeted.

There were 35 pros and 105 amateurs who played in the Pro-Am.

In addition to the Pro-Am the TCB Country Club has been quietly supporting the local community and charities to the tune of $30,000!

The Committee chose as their major recipients this year the Tin Can Bay Meals on Wheels, Cooloola Coast Medical Transport, TCB Community Men’s Shed, The Royal Flying Doctors Service and the TCB P-10 School Brekky Club.

Manager of the Club, Brad Robb, said: “As a community club we are now in a better financial position to give back to local community groups. We have decided on clubs or organisations that we believe our members have relied on personally to assist them. These include charities such as Little Haven Palliative care, TCB Meals on Wheels,  TCB Community Mens Shed and Cooloola Coast Medical Transport.

He said: “Our philosophy is that being a community club it’s nice to support those charities by way of donation, that have supported our members, who over the years have supported us.

“We have a group of members of the country club who raise funds within the club each week to support the Royal Flying Doctors and we thought it would be nice to assist them and their charity.”

One of the recipients, TCB Meals on Wheels, is more than just a meal. Many of our members have used Meals on Wheels and it is an important part of this community.

Ladies Winner - Laurel Edwards 32 points

Ladies Winner – Laurel Edwards 32 points

Division 1 winner - Robert Downman 40 points

Division 1 winner – Robert Downman 40 points