How $50 turned retired grandparents into property moguls

first_imgThe RSL Art Union raffle prize on Jefferson Lane at Palm Beach worth $4.1 million.“We’ve been coming up here for the winter for many years and we’d have a look at homes, but think we’re just dreaming,” said Mr Sanders, who calls Bendigo, Victoria, home.“Usually we would book in February to come and holiday here, but this year we won’t have to.”The couple have bought entries in the RSL’s draws across Queensland for the past 35 years.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa20 hours ago“Jenny and I are still going through the emotions, we’d never looked like winning anything, and here we are,” said Mr Sanders. What to do with an entire apartment block? Ray and Jenny inside their new penthouse. Picture Glenn Hampson“Down the track, what a great future it’s going to be for our daughters, son-in-laws and eight grandchildren.”The newly-built complex at Bluebird’s Rest features a two-storey penthouse with ocean views, four two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments, a pool, 10-car garage, barbecue area and $304,000 worth of furniture.The Sanders also won $80,000 of gold bullion. Ray and Jenny Sanders are the winners of the RSL’s largest prize home — a $4.1 million apartment complex at Palm Beach. Picture Glenn HampsonTHE GOLD Coast’s newest property moguls are thrilled with the future they can provide their grandchildren after winning an entire apartment block worth $4.1 million.Retirees Ray and Jenny Sanders bought a $50 ticket in the RSL Art Union’s biggest prize home draw — five apartments in Palm Beach — during their annual holiday to Burleigh Heads. The couple has the option to rent out or sell the apartments.“We’ll probably be living in the penthouse for a good six months of the year to start with and then the family can come and go whenever it suits them,” Mr Sanders said..“With the four other apartments, our financial adviser will assist us with them, we might sell a couple, we might keep the four, we don’t know yet.”The RSL raises funds for ex-servicemen and women, including services like crisis accommodation and rehabilitation support.The next prize will see a $5 ticket land a lucky prize winner a $2.3 million package of three apartments, including a luxury Southport unit and one on the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane.last_img read more

School Ends

first_imgMost of the area schools either had their last day yesterday or will have it today. Congratulations to all the seniors and their many accomplishments during their 4 years in high school. The accomplishments are way too numerous to list here, but you can bet that we are turning out another group of young people that will be heard from in many ways in future years.Most of the area sports are now in the state series, and we wish the best of luck to all the athletes who are still participating. Like in years passed, I am impressed (and hope you are, too) at the large number of Academic All-State athletes our area has produced. Congratulations to all graduates!!last_img read more

Rugumayo is 2017 Uganda golf king

first_imgHere’s the champion. Well done Ronald Rugumayo. That was marvelous. #TMLGolfOpen17. pic.twitter.com/J4h9nftC17— Uganda Golf Union (@golfunion) September 16, 2017 Day 2 Leader board #TMLGolfOpen17 at Uganda Golf Club, Kitante. pic.twitter.com/iufo1cNSNj— Philcorry (@Philcorry1) September 14, 2017 Richard Baguma, goes into tomorrow’s action #TMLGolfOpen17 leading by a 2 stroke lead at the Uganda Golf Club, Kitante. pic.twitter.com/n5tNHRtApO— Philcorry (@Philcorry1) September 14, 2017 Sudden death playoff. Otile and Rugumayo bogey the 18th. What a putt by Otile! What a putt! #TMLGolfOpen17— Robert Madoi (@robertmadoi) September 16, 2017 Congratulations to Rugumayo for a well deserved win & a huge shout out to all players for putting up a spirited fight. #TMLGolfOpen17 pic.twitter.com/qGSPXy5Yfm— Tusker Malt Lager Ug (@tuskermaltug) September 16, 2017 Share on: WhatsAppcenter_img Winners in the Main event at the #TMLGolfOpen17 at the Uganda Golf Club, Kitante. pic.twitter.com/OMVAoo8zb4— Philcorry (@Philcorry1) September 17, 2017 Ronald Rugumayo (middle) gets his first Uganda Golf Open trophy from UBL’s Marketing Director, Juliana Kagwa and UGU boss Opendi on Saturday.New champion after tense Uganda Golf Open final dayKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ronald Rugumayo was the toast of Ugandan golf on Saturday after his come-from-behind victory in the country’s top tournament.Ronald Otile played like the defending champion most of all four days of the Tusker Malt Uganda Golf Amateur Open, but he had no response to Rugumayo’s three birdies during the three-hole play-off.The tournament only went into a play-off (decider) at the UGC Club Kitante, thanks to some stunning day 3 and 4 golf from Toro Club’s Rugumayo.While all eyes were on Otile, Richard and Daniel Baguma, 25-year-old Rugumayo shot a perfect third round three-under par-69, to join the ‘high table’ for the final day. He had virtually sneaked in, having carded 80 and 78 on the first two days.Going into the final day, the ‘pressure group’ had four golfers tied at 227 strokes – Otile, Rugumayo, Kenya’s Sam Njoroge and Roddell Gaita.Otile and Rugumayo broke away to take the lead, both with 72 strokes ( total 299 strokes over 72 holes). The defending champion however had to sink a putt for a bogey from a long way, to stay in contention.Despite this, the momentum Rugumayo had set could not be stopped, and three birdies on the play-off holes 12, 17 and 18 made the Toro golfer the 75th champion of Uganda’s top golf event. Otile found himself in trouble from the first play-off hole 12, managing a par, then birdie next, and when he ended in the bunker on the final hole, his fate was sealed.On top of the champion’s prizes on Saturday, sponsors Tusker Malt have entered Rugumayo into the prestigious Nyali Golf Open in Kenya next month – just the kind of stage that makes one think seriously about turning professional.Action continues in the Uganda Open series in the next one week, with the Pro-Am and the professionals events.VIDEO: The last hole actionTWEET FEEDIt is defending champion @otile_ronald at the top after Day One. #TMLGolfOpen17. pic.twitter.com/jLaADqTix7— Uganda Golf Union (@golfunion) September 13, 2017 All set for a Ugandan onslaught on the #TMLGolfOpen17 title today! #LetsDoThis?? #Golf pic.twitter.com/gySeyrjJdu— Louis Jadwong (@Jadwong) September 16, 2017 Rugumayo was simply unstoppable. He birdied all three playoff holes. #TMLGolfOpen17 great win like Birungi (1997) & Akope (2000) victories.— Douglas Mazune (@dmazune) September 16, 2017last_img read more