Hit a hole in one for health charities
GOLFERS will be teeing off at the Gayndah Golf Club for women and men's health tomorrow.
The Think Pink and Blue Charity Game day has been staged for several years to raise funds for breast and prostate cancer research.
Tee-off is at at 10am on Saturday and organiser David Zahl of Lynbrook Citrus believes there will be close to 80 players at the event.
"Lynbrook Citrus has been sponsoring it for about five years now, and have delegated the funds raised to supporting the day with drinks, prizes, and more," Zahl said.
The rest of the funds will be donated to Beyond Blue and a breast cancer charity, which organisers alternate between the Kim Walters Foundation and the Jane McGrath Foundation.
Zahl, who operates the business with his brother, mother and father, said the team had been waiting for the right event to sponsor before joining the golf day several years ago.
"We just hadn't found the right one, and when the Think Pink and Blue day came along, it was something we really wanted to be a part of," he said.
"Everyone is touched by it in some way, with it being a very worthwhile cause."
Golfers are encouraged to don their best pink and blue dress for the event, and by doing so will have a chance to win the best-dressed prize.
Regan Clibben launched the charity event, which was originally a breast cancer fundraiser, nearly 14 years ago.
"I had those close to me diagnosed with breast cancer, with my mum, a work friend, and my husband's grandmother all affected," Clibben said.
"My friend Michael Coulson was running his men's health golf day in parallel to mine back then, so we decided to team up, and found it a lot easier to do it together."
The event will be a three-ball ambrose competition and rules will be provided on the day.
A raffle will be drawn offering the chance to take home prizes provided by sponsors, and novelty holes will also create plenty of fun for competitors.
If you'd like to get involved, it costs $30 to enter and the price includes a steak and sausage sandwich.
Register by emailing email@example.com or call Steve on 0412 327 965.