Wallabie centre Stirling Mortlock keeps a close eye on the ball during the golf day held at Bonville International yesterday.
Wallabie centre Stirling Mortlock keeps a close eye on the ball during the golf day held at Bonville International yesterday.

Wallabies in high spirits

By BRAD GREENSHIELDS

THE gusting breeze that was sweeping across Bonville yesterday might have had more than the usual winter bite, but the form of some of the Wallabies with a golf stick in their hand warmed the hearts of those who witnessed yesterday's Wallaby Golf Day.

Captain George Gregan again proved that he's more than a one trick pony, showing why he's a single figure handicapper

Each year an auction is held where the highest bidder wins Gregan's golfing services for the day.

Unfortunately for most of the teams chasing victory yesterday, Gregan's form around the course proved to be more the exception than the rule.

Other Wallabies proved that as golfers, they make exceptional footballers.

In particular the forwards.

Greg Holmes and Mark Chisholm may have scored tries on Saturday night against the Springboks but their direction off the tee left a lot to be desired.

What struck most who were in attendance was the extremely high spirits that the group were in.

Buoyed by their massive 49-0 victory over South Africa last weekend, it was obvious that morale had been boosted after losing the initial Tri-Nations test to the All Blacks.

Coach John Connolly, enjoying his first Wallaby Golf Day, agreed that the team was in a more relaxed mode and that the golf day helped to show the lighter side of the team.



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