Braidwood team claims inaugural Mona Cup

Tom Watson, Rodney Royds, Brendan Sly and Michael Toirkens were the winning quartet in Saturday's inaugural Mona Cup at the Braidwood Golf Course.

Inaugural cup: The winners from the inaugural Mona Cup were all smiles on Saturday afternoon. Photo: Kathy Toirkens.

Inaugural cup: The winners from the inaugural Mona Cup were all smiles on Saturday afternoon. Photo: Kathy Toirkens.

The players were blessed by stunning weather for the duration of the tournament, which saw 14 teams take part in a four-ball ambrose competition.

There was great anticipation for the event, which saw visitors from as far afield as Melbourne and Sydney travel to Braidwood to try their hand for the trophy.

Many golfers commented on the great conditions and the challenging holes.

Braidwood Golf Club

According to an email sent by the club, many of the golfers "commented on the great conditions and the challenging holes of the course."

The Braidwood golf course is notoriously fiddly and often sees locals outshine their visiting opponents by virtue of local knowledge, which was the case on Saturday as the winning team was made up entirely of Braidwood-based players.

Runners-up on the day were Rod Coady, Greg Gilbert, Tony Gilbert, and Michael Archenall.

The Braidwood Golf Club extended its thanks to sponsors Bill and Belinda Pulver of Mona Farm, who also provided the Mona Trophy. The club is confident that the trophy will be a much sought-after prize on the Braidwood Golf Club calendar.

The club also thanked the many visiting golfers who turned out to play on Saturday, and said that it "hopes they return again soon."

The Braidwood Golf club will go directly from one high-profile event to another, with the Braidwood Men's Open competition scheduled to take place this Sunday, April 28.

Tee times are from 8.30am to 10.30am, and the entry fee for the competition is $25.

  • For more information or to reserve hit-off times, please contact the Braidwood Golf Club on 4842 2108 or visit the club's Facebook page.

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