Ace a bonus in charity day

Pat, AKA “Luigi” prepares his tee shot at the Duaringa charity golf day.
Pat, AKA “Luigi” prepares his tee shot at the Duaringa charity golf day. Meghan Kidd Emewkd

IF CENTRAL Highlands councillor Charlie Brimblecombe ever grows tired of his job with local government, he might want to consider employment on the fairways if his performance at the Mimosa Catchment Landcare Group's charity golf day at Duaringa is anything to go by.

Teeing up on the eighth at the weekend - the longest par three of the course - the eagle-eyed councillor made history as the first player ever to sink a hole-in-one on that hole.

Word has it the Duaringa club plans to mount the lucky ball for Brimblecombe's pool room.

The annual nine-hole ambrose, which was in its 12th year, raised a nudge less than $10,000 for the Leukaemia Foundation - Wide Bay, Burnett and Central Highlands' branch.

Event spokeswoman Helen Dunne said golfers travelled from far and wide for the fundraiser, with many having played every year for the past decade. She said it was with the great support of local business from Clermont to Rockhampton that they were able to host the event each and every year.

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