News

Tourist chips in for a hole-in-one

American tourist Mr Richard Schiffers achieved more than he imagined on the Brookwater golf course last week, when he scored a hole-in-one at Queensland’s number one golf course.
American tourist Mr Richard Schiffers achieved more than he imagined on the Brookwater golf course last week, when he scored a hole-in-one at Queensland’s number one golf course. Contributed

AMERICAN tourist Richard Schiffers visited Brookwater Golf and Country Club this month as part of his mission to play Australia's top 50 golf courses in 50 days.

He won't forget Brookwater in a hurry after scoring a hole-in-one on the 155m par three.

General manager Warren Seeto said hole-in-ones were rare on the course but remarkably there were two in the space of six days after a female member popped one in on the par three 16th.

Mr Seeto said the fifth hole was a challenge, with players having to land the ball on an elevated tee.

"You basically look down into a valley and there are bunkers left and right," he said.

"You need to carry your tee shot over a bunker to land on the green. It is a tough green to hit.

"It is not that long, depending on where the tee position is. On the day it was towards the back.

"Richard hit a seven iron in to the green, landed it right next to the pin and it rolled in."

Mr Schiffers was presented with a flag recognising his achievement. He was on a remarkable quest of his own.

Brookwater is Queensland's top rated golf course by the respected Australian Golf Digest magazine and number 25 in Australia, so it was on Mr Schiffer's list.

"There was an article written about Richard in Inside Golf magazine. I think he was about halfway through his list when he came to us," Mr Seeto said.

Brookwater members were glued to their TV sets earlier this week as John Senden contested the US Masters but just failed to make the cut. Senden is coached by Brookwater professional Ian Triggs.

"John was unlucky to miss a short putt on Friday for par to make the cut, but that's golf," Seeto said.

And golf is being celebrated out at Brookwater right now.

"Golfers can enjoy a number of great offers to celebrate our 10th birthday, so there has never been a better time to play Queensland's best golf course - and perhaps even score a hole-in-one," Mr Seeto said.

Topics:  brookwater golf and country club, golf, tourist, travel



Laughter just part of the job for business owners

TWO FRIENDS: Sharon Price and Gina Hing have made this King St store their own.

Two friends the ditch the daily grind to live out their dream.

Brisbane, Gold Coast airports hit by Border Force strikes

Extensive rolling stoppages to start today

Warwick man fined over homemade weapon

The 27-year-old man pleaded guilty to the unlawful possession of a weapons charge.

A WARWICK man has had an expensive lesson in weapons.

Local Partners

9000 reasons to support our community clubs

Community clubs are good at what they do. They are not so good at telling the world about what they do, as Clubs Queensland CEO Doug Flockhart explains.


Emily Blunt's (almost) singing career

Emily Blunt nearly became the British Britney Spears.

Angelina is blocking calls from Brad Pritt

Angelina Jolie has reportedly blocked Brad Pitt's number.

Apocalyptica 'seek and destroy' sceptics with 'master' set

Apocalyptica play Max Watts in Brisbane on their Shadowmaker Tour.

Review of final show of Apocalyptica's tour

Rebecca Hall doesn't own a TV

Newspapers, yes. Television, not so much

Jaime King 'terrified' by son's heart surgery

Jamie King was "terrified" when her son went in for heart surgery.

John Mayer's advice for Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes has revealed John Mayer gave him advice

Rural properties expected to soar as investors seek income

Rural properties are should become highly sought after

Property 200m from ocean selling for just over $100K

BEACHCOMBER PARK: Work has started on a new $19.2 million development at Toogoom.

The estate's developer is offering huge discounts for early buyers.

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

First stages of $25 million housing development underway

New development on Madsen Rd - The Springs.

The blocks of land are much bigger than usual

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.

Rocky proves prime real estate in latest REIQ report

Kas Woch sold this Wood St home in Depot Hill for $107,000 in August.

A new investor's market as Rocky house prices hit lowest in state