All about looking the part
WITH golf clubs in tow, 150 people made the most of ideal weather conditions at the Warwick Golf Club for the Big W charity fundraiser on Saturday.
All money raised will be donated to the Big Heart Foundation, a charity Big W has supported for a number of years.
Big W inventory manager Shane Kerr said the day had been supported by many Big W employees as well as other Warwick residents.
"We've also got a few people from our transport companies NQX and Wickhams," he said.
"And we've had huge support from our suppliers."
Arriving at their ninth hole, larrikin golfers Doug Macbeth, Dick Bohm, John Goonan and Barry 'Bazza' Hockings said they had been thoroughly enjoying the day.
"None of us are really golfers but we thought we'd dress up and look the part," Mr Bohm said.
"We were lucky to be sponsored by Warwick TAB.
"It's been a great day and we'll definitely be doing it again next year."
Those feelings were echoed by the majority of golfers, who all had their eye on the scores of prizes.
With thousands of dollars of prizes up for grabs - including a 40-inch Sharp LCD television, portable air-conditioning unit, 22-inch LCD television and an eight-foot trampoline - the golfers made sure they used their best swing throughout the day.
Prizes were handed out in categories such as the best dressed group, the longest drive and the best nett.
On top of that, golfers could purchase a $5 'surprise envelope', which was a lucky dip for a huge table of smaller prizes.
Later that night, auctioneer Glen Whitton sold off a New South Wales State of Origin jersey signed by Brad Fittler, a Ford Racing jacket and a Holden Racing jacket signed by Garth Tandler.
The golfing group of Tom Darragh, Ashley McCosker, Denis Frizzell and Tim Sutton said they too had an enjoyable day.
Mr Frizzell said the direction of their drives needed a bit of work, but the group had all had a good time.
"It's been a good day and it's got us hooked - I think we'll have to come back again next year," he said.
"Though next time we'll bring a couple of chainsaws to get rid of all the trees in the road!"