The annual Wee Waa and District Preschool calcutta and golf day returned to the Wee Waa Golf Club on Sunday following a COVID-19-forced hiatus in 2020.

Despite a bumper harvest having already gotten underway this year, the event attracted great numbers as 50 golfers took to the course for the three-person ambrose and even more tried their luck in the Melbourne Cup calcutta event.

The 18-hole golf game began at 8am on Sunday morning and wrapped up just after 1pm.

The winning team included Troy Bartz, Will Baker and Jeremy Thorne who finished with a score of 58-and-five-sixths.

The runners-up were Ben Russell, Luke Humphries and Chris Hartnett who totalled 59-and-five-sixths.

Wee Waa Golf Club president Dave Russell told The Courier that the local community was pleased the highly-anticipated event, which raised about $8500 for the preschool, had returned in 2021.

“We were very pleased with how it all went, it was a great day,” Russell said.

“It was good to see 50 golfers play, then the calcutta was very good. It was a great day for the preschool, all the horses were sold for a good price.

“It was fantastic to have the day back after we couldn’t do it last year because of COVID.

“Everyone was very happy.

“We had to follow certain COVID restrictions and regulations this year but it was virtually back to normal.”

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