Ever wondered what Gary gets up to on his days off?  Golf, gardening and… this!

Last year Gary was tasked with making a commemorative plaque for a friend’s retirement.  Using some specimen grade ‘boulders’, Gary got on the power tools in his front yard.  His youngest son Liam, who is a keen photographer, captured some fantastic photos during the process.

We hope you enjoy this gallery of images showing the transformation of a lump of boulder opal rock into a gorgeous retirement gift, presented to Mr Ron Greedy, a longtime member of Les Clefs d’Or Australia.  Celebrating 22 years of ‘Service Through Friendship’ – Congratulations Ron!

A natural boulder of iron stone and opal.
The reddish-brown dust is from the ironstone, which is the host rock of Boulder opal.
Slicing through the large Boulder opal specimen.
Such work requires the use of a proper dust mask, eye and ear protection.
Using hammer and axe head to chisel the required section, causing it to ‘split’.
More hammer, less chisel!
Sitting back to check progress.
Wetting the stone helps to show colour, mimicking the look of a polished finish.
The finished piece of boulder, ready for varnish and the name plaque.
Affixing the Les Clefs d’Or Keys and a brass engraved plaque.
The engraved brass plaque.
From left: Gary Coffey, honorary Les Clef’s d’Or member of  11 years, and the recipient of the opal plaque, Mr Ron Greedy.

By Alice | Posted on July 31, 2018

Les Clefs d’Or Golf Day


Gary Coffey was honoured to attend the Les Clefs d’Or Golf day which was held at The Coast Golf Club, in Sydney’s Little Bay.   It was a stunner of a day full of blue skies, a dramatic coastline and sunshine.

Gary is an long-time supporter and Honorary Member of Les Clefs d’Or Australia, whose ethos of service through friendship resonates with Gary’s own ideals.

Check out some snapshots from the day!

The Coast Gold Club, Little Bay.

 

A perfect day.

 

Giulians custom made ball markers for the occasion.

 

Chief Concierge Jonathan Fambart leading the Park Hyatt team on the green.

 

Assistant Chief Concierge Phil de Merindol from the Shangri-La, trying his luck!

 

Mark Anderson, Chief Concierge of the Intercontinental with his team and Gary Coffey.

 

Winner of the putting competition – George Burford from the Intercontinental Hotel.

 


By Alice | Posted on May 25, 2018

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