After playing in the 1998 Parramatta Diocesan Golf Day at Richmond Golf Course, Principal of St Benedict’s Primary School Edgeworth Mark Hornby-Howell spoke with colleague and Principal of St Brigid’s Primary School Raymond Terrace David Palmer about holding a similar event in the Maitland Newcastle Diocese.
In 1999 the inaugural Maitland Newcastle Golf Day was held at Merewether Golf Course.
The first Monday of the mid-year break was chosen as the date and a field of about 50, including then Director Mick Bowman and current Director Ray Collins hit off.
A perpetual trophy was donated by the CSO for the winning team. Since then the event has regularly had fields in the 90s and has included teachers, support staff, CSO personnel, clergy and sponsors. In recent years representatives from the Broken Bay Diocese have joined in.
The event has had great support over the years, including from the IEU, and Mark and David are grateful.
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