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MTA Queensland swings into action at Motor Trade Golf Day

Members of Queensland’s automotive industry gathered at the Nudgee Golf Club near Brisbane on October 19 for the annual Motor Trade Golf Day.

Now in its 68th year, the event has been a popular one since its inception and this year more than 70 members of the motor trades community participated.

MTA Queensland, a long-standing supporter of the event, sent a four-person team along with Paul Kulpa, General Manager of the MTA Institute, partnering up with Client Services Officer Kym Woodley and Business Development Managers Andrew Bear and John Robinson, in a bid to secure MTA Queensland a respectable position on the leaderboard.

While they tried valiantly, and left plenty of fairway and bunker divots as proof of their efforts, the MTA Queensland team didn’t worry any of the leaders on the Par 71 course, and with scores of 132 (Andrew Bear), 126 (John Robinson), 124 (Paul Kulpa) and 119 (Kym Woodley), there’s little to suggest that PGA superstars Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott should be losing sleep over potential competition. However, thanks to the glories of the Callaway handicap system, Kym managed to score a point for MTA Queensland with a 14th place in the stroke-play competition.

The day finished with the presentation of various trophies and prizes, sponsors of which included ACM Parts, Mack Trucks, Auto Leaders and many others. A number of the major prizes were donated by MTA Queensland and these were presented by Paul Kulpa to Paul Graham, the overall winner of the event and Steve Kennedy, the winner of the stroke-play competition.

While MTA Queensland has been a long-time supporter of the Motor Trades Golf Day, from 2018 the Association will take over the organisation and management of the event, ensuring its continued and long-term success.

“MTA Queensland has been involved with and supported the Motor Trades Golf Day for many years and it is a great privilege for us to now take on the responsibility of running the event,” said Paul Kulpa at the trophy presentation dinner. “The current organising committee has done a fantastic job and we will certainly be leaning on them for advice to ensure the event is as successful next year, and in future years, as it always has been. We look forward to seeing you all in 2018!” 

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