Lifestyle

Souped up buggy leaves greens and heads for Qld border

Larry Riley and Rob McIntyre plan to drive a golf buggy to Killarney to raise money for charity. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin
Larry Riley and Rob McIntyre plan to drive a golf buggy to Killarney to raise money for charity. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin Allan Reinikka

WHEN Robert McIntyre and his "caddies" finish modifying their golf buggy, they are planning to turn the highways between Rockhampton and Killarney into fairways.

Robert, 65, and his pals - Larry Riley and Kerry Barnes - are shifting their sticks into forward to conquer the main and back roads between Rockhampton and Killarney on a nine-and-a-half horsepower golf buggy.

The Mt Morgan man's motivation is to raise money for Camp Quality. He says he wants to help others because he has some disabilities of his own.

Plus, he said he wanted to do something like this "before I putt out".

Their intrepid journey will start in Rockhampton before heading to Gracemere, Mt Morgan, Dululu, Wowan, Baralaba, Moura, Theodore, Cracow, Eidsvold, Munduberra, Durong, Jandowae, Jimbour, Dalby, Cecil Plains, Millmerran, Leyburn, Warwick and Killarney.

They will stop over in those places on their 795km drive, which they predict will take eight days to complete.

Hamilton Island Resort supplied the buggy and Toll Mining will provide a mine-spec 4WD dual cab ute to escort the vehicle to Killarney.

Where possible, the buggy and ute will keep to the road verge to keep traffic disruption to a minimum.

Morning starts will be at first light.

Their daily travel distance is calculated to be between 90km and 140km.

The crusade will take place in September or October this year.

Rob wanted support from Rockhampton businesses in his bid to raise more than $20,000 for Camp Quality Central Queensland.

"We want to try to raise about $20 for each kilometre we travel... any help we can get will be much appreciated," he said.

Toll Mining has offered to supply petrol for the trip.

Anyone who wants to support Rob and his friends can contact The Morning Bulletin on 4930 4283.

Power to the pedal

  • A nine-and-a-half horse power golf buggy roughly has a 200cc motor
  • That's a 10L tank, which one Rockhampton small engine's experts says will get you a few hundred kilometres
  • The buggies do have high revs.

Topics:  camp quality capricorn highway



10 best street art spots to take an Insta selfie

IF YOU are in need of a few trendy new Instagram snaps, then get your phone and selfie-stick ready and head to Brisbane.

Theatre royalty graces Brisbane stage

Don't miss Charles Edwards in this incredible theatre performance.

WHEN acting royalty comes to town, you sit up and take notice.

Don’t go chasing waterfalls…find them on these drives!

The Scenic Rim is just one place nearby that you'll love.

BRISBANE isn’t all bright lights and city slickers.

Your boots are made for walking these tours

Brisbane Greeters tours are a great way to learn the local history of the city.

YOU don’t need a bike or bus for a seriously good tour of Brisbane.

Discover Brisbane’s laneway gems

Brisbane's laneways will surprise you.

NOT all of Brisbane City is as it seems…

Drink where the cool kids do this summer

There are a bunch of new bars open in Brisbane, make sure you're there!

CHECK out these new funky bars.

Science Festival seriously awesome

Don't miss the World Science Festival Brisbane!

CALLING everyone who wants to see something totally cool.

REVEALED: Rocky region's best performing property suburbs

Check out the suburbs selling well in Rockhampton.

New NAB report shows CQ's top real estate areas

Watch: Police dog too quick for Rocky thief on the run

Police inspector Adam Muir at a press conference in Rockhampton.

Barking mad crim took on a police dog

CQ Leagues Club future could be decided in 16 days

The CQ Leagues Club has closed until further notice.

New details for future of iconic club revealed

Local Partners

Kimmel baits Trump with Oscars tweet

Oscars 2017: Live Coverage of the 89th Academy Awards.

Oscars winners 2017: Full list of Academy Award winners

Viola Davis accepts the award for best actress in a supporting role for Fences at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

WHO won Oscars this year? Here’s a full list of every winner so far.

Muslim actor makes Oscars history

Mahershala Ali accepts the award for best actor in a supporting role for Moonlight at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

MOONLIGHT star Mahershala Ali makes Academy Award history.

NO ONE OFF LIMITS: Kimmel burns down the house at Oscars

Host Jimmy Kimmel speaks at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

HOST delivers a torrent of abuse on Hollywood’s night of nights.

Oscars guest’s shocking wardrobe malfunction

Blanca Blanco arrives for the 89th annual Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, USA, 26 February 2017.

ACTRESS suffers X-rated wardrobe malfunction.

Star style at the Oscars 2017 red carpet

Nicole Kidman arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Oscars 2017: Red Carpet Dresses and Outfits — Best Dressed Celebs.

Married At First Sight couple flouts the rules

Sean and Susan in a scene from Married At First Sight.

ONE couple is openly flouting the rules of Married At First Sight.

REVEALED: Rocky region's best performing property suburbs

Check out the suburbs selling well in Rockhampton.

New NAB report shows CQ's top real estate areas

Mining homes dive: $600k homes sell for $120k-$300k

18 Yeates Street, Moranbah sold for $135,000 in December, after being repossessed by a bank. The owners bought for $545,000 in August, 2011.

The economy still has two speeds, but with a painful twist

Mackay's property market climbing like a Rocket Man

Renewed confidence in Mackay means more homes are being snapped up by those eager to plant their roots in the region.

There's movement in the real estate sector and it's all positive.

'Why we drove 800km to buy a treehouse with a disco ball'

The new owners have planned a few updates, but will stick with much of the original design.

A couple travelled almost 800km for the home of their dreams.

The trick homeowners are using to buy more properties

Chantelle Subritzky leaves her home each week for Airbnb guests.

Queenslanders are going down this path to help pay their mortgages

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!