GALLERY: Celebs dress to impress at golf 

RUGBY league immortal Wally Lewis has missed only two Jack Newton Celebrity Classics in 30 years and understands why people, from TV celebrities to sports stars and miscellaneous golfers, keep returning.

“It’s a good mix of good people,” Lewis said at yesterday’s round of ‘‘the Jack’’.

“I think that’s half the secret of its success. You get to talk to people in entertainment and they want to talk about sport, and the sports people want to talk to the business people about the secret or reasoning behind their success.”

That, and the style.

The group of Manny Alas (sponsor), Marousa Polias (professional golfer), Frank Barrett (Melbourne Storm media manager) and John McKay (amateur golfer) dressed as KISS, while  professional Ewan Porter came as Gun N’Roses guitarist Slash.

Women’s  professional Nikki Garrett was in a full-body bright blue Avatar suit. Other  big names included former prime minister Bob Hawke and  Wendell Sailor.

 Entry is free and anyone is welcome to watch. The first tee time on both days is 7am. 

Manny Alas, Frank Barrett, Marousa Polais and John McKay dressed at KISS. Picture: Peter Stoop

Manny Alas, Frank Barrett, Marousa Polais and John McKay dressed at KISS. Picture: Peter Stoop

Former PM Bob Hawke with Vicky Thomas and Cathleen Santoso. Picture: Peter Stoop

Former PM Bob Hawke with Vicky Thomas and Cathleen Santoso. Picture: Peter Stoop

Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke. Picture: Peter Stoop

Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke. Picture: Peter Stoop

Ewan Porter as Slash and Jimeoin. Picture: Peter Stoop

Ewan Porter as Slash and Jimeoin. Picture: Peter Stoop

Nikki Garrett on the practice range before teeing off. Picture: Peter Stoop

Nikki Garrett on the practice range before teeing off. Picture: Peter Stoop

 Wendell Sailor and Nikki Garrett. Picture: Peter Stoop

Wendell Sailor and Nikki Garrett. Picture: Peter Stoop

Picture: Peter Stoop

Picture: Peter Stoop

Lara and Brad from The Block at the welcome BBQ.

Lara and Brad from The Block at the welcome BBQ.

Ryhs Muldoon and Tommy Dean at the welcome BBQ.

Ryhs Muldoon and Tommy Dean at the welcome BBQ.

Terry Lamb and Troy Kemp at the welcome BBQ.

Terry Lamb and Troy Kemp at the welcome BBQ.

Jack Newton and his grand daughter Matilda at the welcome BBQ.

Jack Newton and his grand daughter Matilda at the welcome BBQ.

Bob Hawke and Jack Newton at the welcome BBQ.

Bob Hawke and Jack Newton at the welcome BBQ.