Angus O’Brien, Rebecca Hydes and Nangkita O’Brien enjoyed searching for their golf balls under the stars during Proston Golf Club’s social night golf (Photo: BIEDO)

May 19, 2014

Glow sticks, LED golf balls, flashlights and illuminated fairways were the uncommon features of a game of social golf at the Proston Golf Club last month.

The club hosts a number of out-of-the-ordinary events every year, including grey nomad competitions.

Organisers were happy with the turnout for their first night golf event, held on April 25, and look forward to hosting another in October.

“We enjoyed seeing all the stars while spending time searching for our golf balls,” golfer Nicole O’Brien said,

Nicole played night golf with her two children.

“The Proston Club is secluded from town, so we had no lights except the clubhouse and the small lights on the course.

“Golf is hard enough to play during the day, so it was very interesting trying to find a ball off the fairway in the dark!

“We had a lot of laughs and I’d recommend it to anyone looking for something fun to do.”

The night golf event was funded through a Sport and Recreation “Get Going” grant received by the club last year.

The grant has also enabled the club to host “come and try” days and buy some new equipment.

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