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Hugill and defending champions prevail at GMA NSW's premier event

Wednesday 02, Dec 2020
Frances Cordaro - State Operations Manager (NSW)

On an extremely hot day in November, General Managers’, their Presidents and Captains along with corporate partners, descended on Ryde Parramatta Golf Club to contest the annual GMA NSW President’s, Captain’s and General Manager’s Day.

Traditionally held in August, but rescheduled due to COVID-19, the one and only golf event on the 2020 GMA NSW calendar attracted a smaller than usual field due to event restrictions.

This did not deter Massey Park, the defending champions from 2019, who were eager to take home the John Alenson Perpetual Trophy for best President, Captain and General Manager team score. They finished the day with a score of 97 points, just one point ahead of the host Club, Ryde Parramatta.

As the temperature reached 38 degrees, the Schweppes drinks cart was a welcome sight for all players, who enjoyed Gatorade, water and other Schweppes product.

“We thank our event sponsor, InGolf Utilities, distributors of Club Car as well as event product supplies Schweppes, De Bortoli and Taylor Made,” GMA NSW Chair Kieran Semple said. 

“And we thank Brenden Ellam and the team at Ryde Parramatta for hosting this great event. The course was in great shape.”

Popular on the golf calendar, 15 clubs from across the state contested the Individual Stableford event with 3 Ball Aggregate in Conjunction, on a course in excellent condition.

The golfers played for the Alex Marks Perpetual Trophy for best individual General Manager score and The John Alenson Perpetual Trophy for best President, Captain and General Manager team score.

Andy Hugill, General Manager at Mona Vale, was able to wrestle the Alex Marks Perpetual Trophy from Derryn Weigand of Cronulla, who has etched his name on the trophy four times.

“It was a great day. Thanks to Ryde Parramatta, InGolf Utilities and GMA NSW,” Hugill said.

Other winners on the day included Ross Fleming from Mona Vale Golf Club with Best Individual President (31), Troy Redwood from Cammeray Golf Club with Best Individual Captain (37) and Luke Roberts of InGolf with Best Sponsor (38).

The 2021 GMA NSW Calendar is almost finalised and will be distributed to members before the end of the year. The Board extends seasons greetings to the members and acknowledges their support during 2020.

(Top image right: Team Winner – Massey Park Golf Club, Tony Rosillo GM, Richard Lee Captain, David Bowyer President; Bottom image right: GM Winner - Andy Huggill, Mona Vale Golf Club)