Golf Balls Dropped

 A CROWD watched as Rotarians Rick Dawson and Kevin McDonnell were hoisted into the sky to dump several hundred golf balls on Charlie Gust’s Ennis Avenue putting course on Sunday morning.
It was surprising how many balls landed near the pin, after falling about 10 metres from a cherrypicker. Another Rotarian, AndrewWhall, had towed the cherry picker to the site, stabilised it, checked the controls and sent Kevin and Rick intothe wide blue yonder. It was a different way of deciding the winners of the Palm Beach Rotary Club’s golf ball drop raffle. Official measurer John Gorbold used a bowls calliper on a couple of balls too close to the pin to be separated by the measuring tape.
Winner of the $5000 first prize was Rose Sertorini. Her ticket was sold by the Secret Harbour Surf Life Saving Club.
Second prize of $1500 went to Cheryl Petrik,  who bought her ticket from Rotarian Kevin McDonnell.
The $500 third prize winner must be one of Wattle Grove’s luckiest residents. Rachel Thewnissen bought her ticket at the gate from Teresa Carlson on Sunday morning. She had driven from the foothills to see her son compete in BMX races, next to the golf putting range. And she bought the ticket to park her car in the Rotary family fun day area, because the BMX parking lot was chocker-block.