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A Fun Week At The 2013 Isuzu Queensland Open

I normally ramble on about films but the past week has been largely dedicated to one of my other passions – golf.  As a member of the Board of Golf Queensland, I’ve been busy with the 2013 Isuzu Queensland Open – a $110,000 tournament held at the Brookwater Golf & Country Club.  The event went very smoothly and it was great to see some crowds get out and support the players.

Here’s a few photos which best summed up my week…

2013 Isuzu Queensland Open
Played the Wednesday pro-am with legend Charlie Earp, the gifted Cameron Smith and young junior Sam Foley.

 

2013 Isuzu Queensland Open
Was putting so bad that I even tried Charlie Earp's 50-something year old putter!

 

2013 Isuzu Queensland Open
Brookwater was in fantastic condition and I took more than 1,000 photos over the first 2 days - the best were used on the event's Facebook page.

 

2013 Isuzu Queensland Open
Was great to see Queensland men's team captain James Gibellini bounce back after an opening round of 80 to make the cut and finish the best of the Queensland amateurs.

 

2013 Isuzu Queensland Open
Spent the last two rounds caddying for 17-year-old Lucas Herbert, a gifted amateur from Victoria who'll be competing in the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship in October.

 

2013 Isuzu Queensland Open
The best photo I took all week - Nick Cullen holing the winning putt on the 18th green in front of a great crowd at Brookwater.

 

2013 Isuzu Queensland Open
Winners are grinners! I'd be smiling too if I shot 9 under around Brookwater for 4 rounds. An awesome effort from Champion Nick Cullen.

 

2013 Isuzu Queensland Open
This guy wasn't too bad either! 15-year-old Ryan Ruffles won the low amateur prize with a 5 over par total.

 

2013 Isuzu Queensland Open
I don't caddy very often but apparently I was good enough for Lucas Herbert! Highlight was seeing him hit a driver off the deck from 250m, carrying it on the green, and stopping 15 feet from the flag!