Rainbow Beach

Teeing off led to enduring friendship

Teeing off led to enduring friendship

A LOVE OF GOLF WAS THE DRIVING FORCE THAT SAW GEMLIFE RAINBOW BEACH HOMEOWNERS ROSS TURNER AND NEIL BEECROFT HIT IT OFF IN A BIG WAY.

Not only do the now ‘best friends’ play golf regularly but, with their respective wives Sandra and Maree, they also live just 60 metres from each other’s homes in the GemLife Rainbow Beach over-50s lifestyle resort.

“Little did we know when we first met about 15 years ago at the Wauchope Golf Club, that we would be such good friends all these years later,” said Ross.

Today, both Ross and Neil are members of the nearby Port Macquarie Golf Club where they have enjoyed teeing off together as well as many social events with their wives, who are also keen golfers.

“We have our own groups that we each play with but what has been wonderful is that we have formed such a close and special friendship. As a result, and the fact that we live so close, we are able to socialise on a regular basis including Friday night drinks and fortnightly dinners in our beautiful Country Club.”

In addition, the foursome enjoys the occasional games of mahjong, Rummikub, Sequence and

500. In December, they plan to embark on their first cruise together to the Pacific Islands.

A knee replacement and shoulder surgery has put a temporary hold on Ross’ golfing exploits, but he says he hopes to be back on the green sometime next year and perhaps even compete at the 2025 GemLife Games.

“I have to admit I am missing golf, but things should get back to normal before too long. In the meantime, I am able to use the pool and can play left-handed ten-pin bowling which is a challenge for a right-hander, but I’m getting there.”

And, if he needs a hand with anything, good friends Neil and Maree are not too far away.

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DATE:  Tuesday, 23 July to Thursday, 25 July 2024
TIME:  12pm to 1pm
WHERE:  GemLife Rainbow Beach 20 Forest Parkway, Lake Cathie
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