It was a beautiful winter’s day for the 60 golfers who took part in a charity golf event at the Maclean Golf Course on Sunday, to welcome two new police officers to the lower river.
The Maclean Chamber of Commerce hosted the fun filled, nine-hole Ambrose event which provided an opportunity for members of the chamber to get to know Sergeant Mick Eaton and Senior Constable Peter Hancock.
The game was followed by a BBQ lunch, raffles, auction and the presentation of trophies.
Teams of lower river emergency service personnel; police, ambulance and fire brigade, competed against each other for the coveted ‘000 Cup’, which was won by the ‘Yamba Ambo’s’.
The Maclean Chamber award for “the team with the most excuses” went to the ‘Maclean Stays Team’.
The ‘nearest the pin’ prize saw a name change on the day and prizes were awarded for “nearest the cop car”, “nearest the fire truck” and “nearest the ambulance”.
Most of the proceeds from the day’s event went to the Maclean Lower Clarence Hospital Auxiliary, which saw a cheque for just over $2000 handed over to the auxiliary’s president Joyce Bell.
“We’re so very appreciative of Maclean Golf Club and their members,” said Mrs Bell.
“The amount raised is overwhelming.
“The event was a great way to welcome our two new police members.
“I’d also like to say a big thank-you to Peter Thompson and Dave Cooper and the Maclean Chamber of Commerce who put so much effort into organising the day,” she said.