Narrabri District Cricket Association hosted a golf day at the Narrabri Golf Club on Saturday to welcome the 2021-22 season, which is expected to get underway on Saturday, October 30, while also raising money for the local Pink Up Namoi campaign.

The match format was a four-person ambrose and a presentation was held after the golf concluded.

There were more than 80 players in action across 21 teams.

The winning team with a score of three-and-three-quarters included Melissa Hall, Ken Nolan, Leisa Eather and Drew Penberthy.

Runners-up were Em Flood, Louise Penberthy, Shannon Rily and Kate Rickard, while Danny and Toni Laws, Mitch Wood and Sam Lubke-Wood placed third.

That team, pictured on the back page, also won best dressed for the day.

Nearest to pin and pro pin on the fifth hole was won by Kaleb Mowle, while Craig Gleeson claimed nearest to pin on the eighth. The long drive on the fourth hole was won by Dave McCathie, and the long drive on the ninth hole went to Danny Laws.

Overall the golf day raised $3753 through green fees, raffles, the 100 club and the pro pin prize offer as well as donations.

The joint fundraiser initiative was held to raise money for Pink Up Namoi and the NDCA junior cricket academy, which is in its infancy and formative stages.

It has since been decided by the NDCA board of management that $2000 will be donated to Pink Up Namoi, with the remaining $1753 to go towards the new junior academy.

Pink Up Namoi co-ordinator Karen Kirkby thanked the Narrabri District Cricket Association and everyone who attended for its generosity and said she was thrilled with the event.

“It was absolutely amazing,” Ms Kirkby said.

“We had a really fun day and everyone enjoyed themselves. It was lovely weather for a day out in the sun.

“We’re very thankful to everyone who purchased raffle tickets on the day and gave generously.”

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