EC&M is still active in the Indian Ocean territories of Cocos and Christmas Islands, and support local business groups and sporting clubs. At Cocos EC&M together with the Cocos Golf Club helped sponsor the first Indian Ocean Golf Classic, with an Australia vs. Cocos Island game.
The event was a huge success with a great showing of players coming all the way over from Australia. The conditions were tough and the course proved to be a real challenge, with local knowledge proving essential.
The Islanders were able to secure a resounding victory over the Aussie team who were struggling with high tide, land crabs and windy conditions. Next year's event is scheduled to be even bigger and better.
Pictured from left to right: Rick Pfeiffer - Cocos Island Golf Club President, Michael Hender - EC&M Managing Director, Geoff Bennet - Cocos Island Golf Club Captain, Robert Bower - Australian Vice Captain, and John Baguley - Australian Captain.