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SACA Members tee up with the Redbacks

The inaugural SACA Members Golf Day made its debut at the internationally acclaimed Royal Adelaide Golf Club earlier this month.

SACA Members rubbed shoulders with West End Redbacks Callum Ferguson, Jake Lehmann, Tom Cooper, Harry Nielsen, Joe Mennie, Chadd Sayers, Alex Carey and Alex Gregory, who traded their cricket bats and balls for woods, irons and putters for the day.

According to Ferguson, a hit of golf was just what the doctor ordered for the Redbacks as they began their post-season wind down, fresh off the back of an epic Shield final. It was also an opportunity for the boys to mingle with some SACA members away from the heat of the season.

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“I think it’s fantastic – any time we get to be around the members and have a chat to them… I’d like to think that helps encourage them to keep signing up and getting around us,” he said.

“It’s been good fun to talk about the season that was and a little bit about the Shield final. There’s just a great atmosphere about the place.”

The social event began with a bacon and egg muffin breakfast during registrations while keeping an eye on the US Masters on the Clubhouse screens until tee-off.

Tom Cooper was a surprising stand-out with Happy Gilmore-esque ability for someone who doesn’t often play, while Jake Lehmann was advised not to give up his day job.

Following 18 holes of play on the picturesque course, SACA Members and the Redbacks enjoyed a lunch of shared gourmet meat, vegetable and cheese platters, paella and salad with Wirra Wirra wine and a range of beers on the table.

Prizes were awarded to first, second and third-place winners thanks to Drummond Golf, Wirra Wirra and West End, while Comwire put up prizes for a nearest the pin and the business card draw. Unsurprisingly, Tom Cooper took out the prize for longest drive.

SACA’s first golf day was hailed a success and the event will be on offer to members again next year.