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



How to survive a bushfire in your car

IT SOUNDS like a nightmare, but it can happen.

Eight reasons to join the RFS

SPREAD across 93% of Queensland, the Rural Fire Service has about 36,000 volunteers. And you could be one of them.

What if my insurer gives me grief?

CLAIMING your insurance cover after a natural disaster can go one of two ways. It can be a breeze, or like pulling teeth.

UPDATE: Horror collision on the Cunningham Highway

It is believed and ambulance and police are on scene.

ZOOPER DOOPER DROUGHT: Where they are in Warwick

One supermarket sold out of Zooper Doopers.

Lawrence Springborg stepping down after next election

"These are never easy decisions, but I believe that it is the right decision on balance."

"I believe that it is the right decision on balance."

Local Partners

Smart new app for learner drivers

A BRAND new smartphone app could make getting a licence a lot safer and easier for learner drivers across the nation.


Creekside Carols are all set to thrill Allora crowd

Chad Wilson, Sarah and Stacey Turner, Greta Barton and Jo Denny at the Allora's Creekside Carols under the Stars   



Photo Deanna Millard / Daily News

ALLORA'S Creekside Carols are on tomorrow night

Events you need to be at this week...

Warwick Volleyball Ladies grand finalists Grinners (back, from left) Lisa Bergemann, Rachel King and Allyne Waters (front) Awesome team members Emma Lowe, Lydia Wallace and Mandy Aspinall after the first season finals this year.

Touch, volleyball and cricket have major events in the next week

Mitchell Shield between Warwick and Stanthorpe

LOCAL DERBY: Stanthorpe captain Ben Staley with the Hendry Bourke Trophy for cricket supremacy between Warwick and Stanthorpe after a victory at Slade Park two years ago.

Warwick will host Stanthorpe in local derbies

David Attenborough on facing his mortality

Sir David Attenborough in a scene from the TV special The Death of the Oceans.

Life without Sir David Attenborough is hard to imagine

Goooodbye Hamish and Andy (from our radios)

Hamish and Andy

The pair have been on air since 2006

Saying "I do" changed Shia's outlook on marriage

Shia LaBeouf has a new outlook on marriage since he tied the knot.

Singer tunes in to first movie role

Tori Kelly voices the character Meena in the movie Sing.

Musician Tori Kelly voices Meena the teenage elephant in Sing

Cricketing greats bring Aussie mateship to commentary box

Cricket commentator Adam Gilchrist.

ADAM Gilchrist enjoys the fun of calling the Big Bash League.

The dead help solve the case

Debut novel delivers on wit, violence and shock

Chinese locked out of Australian property market

The rules are different if you're a foreigner

The buyer was from China - the trouble started right there

Morrison signs off on new affordable rental model

Australia's Treasurer Scott Morrison speaks during a press conference after a meeting of the Council of Federal Financial Relations at Parliament House in Canberra, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016.

Scott Morrison signed off on development of a new financing model

Evicted from their own land: red tape tangles up family's plans

HOME WOES: Carl Murray says his family was evicted from their own property.

Owning their own land wasn't the biggest hurdle for this family

Coast high-flyer's fight back from bankruptcy, $72m debt

Scott Juniper went from millionaire developer to declaring bankruptcy in2012, now he is back on top of his game again with new developments including this one in Coolum.

'Apocalyptic lending storm' causes financial collapse.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!