2007 Bar & Bench Golf Day at Royal Queensland
The E.J.D. Stanley Trophy was this year held on 28 October and was won by McMeekin J and Charrington who combined well in the 4BBB event to record a very fine score of 46 points. Runners up on a count back were Shepherdson QC and McLeod. The J.A. Griffin QC Perpetual Trophy was won by McLeod with a single stroke score of 41. The longest drive was a 285 metre effort by Peter Robertson. King-Scott was the nearest to the pin winner on the 2nd and 12th holes, whilst the evergreen Ulrick was closest on the 17th. Boyce QC was troubled by swarming butterflies, Judge Martin SC was attacked by plovers, Swanwick ran out of balls and Errol Morzone ran out of petrol. All part of a day’s golf.
Thanks are extended to the Chief Justice and the President for presenting the respective trophies and for their support for the event. Peter Steele of Suncorp and LexisNexis are to be thanked for prizes donated, as is Dan O’Connor and his staff for logistical assistance. Participation in the day was the highest for a decade and it is hoped that that trend will continue, particularly in the light of Chesterman J having kindly offered to next year donate a perpetual trophy for presentation to the female pair with the best Four Ball Best Ball score. To qualify, such players will need to be either a member or former member of the bench or bar, or the wife or partner of such member. An enjoyable day was had by all.