The 28th Goan Overseas Association (GOA) NSW Golf Awards Luncheon was held on Sunday 2 February at Urban Tadka Restaurant, Terrey Hills.
Golf club Captain Alwyn Henriques conducted the Award presentation. In his address, Alwyn mentioned that the G.O.A. Golf Club provided a perfect opportunity for Goan Overseas Association’s golfers to bond. He said that GOA NSW is the only Goan association in the world to run a structured annual Golf League for its members. The Annual Golf League is played throughout the year at various golf courses all over Sydney and the annual season culminates with an Annual Golf Luncheon to reward the top performers of the year.
G.O.A.-NSW Sports Director Roy Do Rosario in his welcome address said the Golf wing had consistently maintained the tradition and organized the Golf league for the past 28 years.
For the first time in 28 years GOA Golf Club secured a Sponsor Partnership with COMPLETE LENDING COMPANY (CLC) a mortgage brokerage business for the Annual prizes. In his speech, Alwyn thanked the Managing Director of CLC Alan Ferris for supporting the association in promoting its golf activities. He also thanked Roy Rosario, the GOA NSW Sports Director and Managing Director of Dynaflow, for sponsoring the prizes for the DYNAFLOW Pairs Stableford competition.
The following golfers received awards at the function:
1. SPIRIT OF GOA NSW Award: RUSHAIL DULAB.
2. Least Putts Competition: PATRICK FERRIS
3. Eclectic Champion: DUNCAN ANTAO,
4. Individual Stableford Competition.
Runner-Up: ALBERT MASCARENHAS.
Winner: LINA D’SILVA.
5. Dynaflow Pairs Competition.
Runners-Up: RAKESH PATEL & ALBERT MASCARENHAS.
Winners: DEEPESH DULAB & DARYL D’CRUZ.
6. Nett Championship Runner-up: JOHN FERNANDES.
7. Nett Championionship Winner: LINA D’SILVA.
8. Gross Championship Runner-up: CARL D’SILVA.
9. Gross Championship Winner: PATRICK FERRIS.
10. Golfer of the Year: LINA D’SILVA.
G.O.A. President Tony Colaco in his address to the audience thanked the Golf Captain Alwyn and Sports Director Roy for yet another successful GOA GOLF Season and expressed his happiness on the growth of the Golf Wing into a truly multi-cultural club with golfers from various cultural backgrounds. He also mentioned that the GOA-NSW Golf Club is well known to all the Goan associations worldwide and thanked the founders of the Golf wing for their initiative 28 years back.
Published in The Indian Sun (Indian Australian Magazine)