Organiser of the breast cancer awareness golf day at Leongatha Golf Club last Sunday was Rebecca Wilson, thanking this group for their support on the ninth green. They are, from left, Mark Lindsay, Phil Weston, Dan Poynton, Martin Fuller and holding the flag stick, young Xavier Lindsay.
THE weather was ideal last Sunday for a fundraiser for the National Breast Cancer Foundation at the Leongatha Golf Club.
Organised by Rebecca Wilson of Inverloch, as part of her commitment to the 2013 Gippsland Community Leadership Program, the event attracted 40 pairs to play Ambrose and raised $1200.
“I’m running the event as a project for the leadership program and because research into breast cancer is such a worthy cause,” said Rebecca.
“I think it’s something like one in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime which is a pretty big number.”
The players dressed in the pink theme for the day and as well as playing the Ambrose format, there was a novelty aspect to the layout at Leongatha.
“The theme was also ‘greenkeepers’ revenge and we left some additional obstacles out there on the course like a barrier they had to putt around on one of the greens. They also left a trailer out in front of one of the greens and replaced the flags on some holes.
“It was just a bit of fun.”
And with the weather cooperating, the day was a big success.
“Hopefully we can run it again next year and get a lot more people to play,” said Rebecca.
The event benefited from the donations by a lot of local businesses including Chapman’s Butchers, Harvey Norman and Betta Electrical and dozens of others providing prizes, including the golf club.