Narrabri Rugby League Football Club hosted its 2021 sign on golf day four-person ambrose at the Narrabri Golf Club on Sunday, which Blues president Peter Doring labelled a huge success.

It kicked off a milestone year for the Blues in style, with Narrabri celebrating 100 years of rugby league in 2021.

A mixture of Narrabri Golf Club regulars and 2021 Blues players, coaches, committee members and their families and friends attended the 18-hole event which wrapped up with a presentation and entertainment.

On the course, 112 golfers combined to make the 28 teams which competed in the four-person ambrose.

NRLFC president Doring told The Courier that the day ran perfectly.

“The golf day was a great way to kick off the year,” he said.

“We weren’t sure how many people we’d get, we thought maybe 70-80- would’ve been great but to get up over 100 was terrific.

“I have to thank the golf club and their staff for their huge efforts, and I’d also like to thank my committee for all their organisation and hard work, all their running around was what made the day as great as what it was.

“Thanks to everyone who helped on the day, I really appreciate everything that everyone did to help.

“We’ve had a lot of positive feedback about the day. The golf club is a great place, we are looking forward to coming back to the Golfie after each home game this year, it’s a very family-orientated place which is great for us, our players will bring their partners and families along which will be great.”

The club signed up an abundance of players on the day, with 2021 promising to be a successful year for the Narrabri Blues.

“We’ll field some strong sides this year,” Doring said.

“We are really looking forward to it.

“In 2021 we are calling Blues fans and everyone in Narrabri to get behind us.

“Come down and watch a few games and support us, it’s onwards and upwards for the club.”

One of the club’s new signings, Jackson Watson, was one of the 112 golfers who played the 18-hole event on Sunday.

Watson, the son of former NRL great Wendell Sailor, is expected to be a key player throughout the Blues’ quest for Group Four Rugby League glory in 2021.

“Growing up he played at Roosters and Cronulla, he’s had stints with a few clubs,” Doring said.

“He’s going to be really handy for us this year.”

On the course, there was some impressive golf played at Sunday’s event.

The highlight of the day was an albatross on the seventh hole by Geoff Artis. Artis, who was a member of the team which placed second, was 221 metres from the pin and holed a four-iron for an exceptional albatross two at the par-five.

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