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Golf Day ‘netts’ $10,800 for hospital

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A CHARITY golf day has meant two new attendant/carer chairs could be purchased at the Proserpine Hospital.

Carers and families of those being treated in hospital, can now have some comfort as they sleep next to their loved ones, on the ward, rather than trying to sleep in normal chairs.

And it’s thanks to a recent charity golf day, organised by the Whitsunday Lions and hosted by the Whitsunday Green Golf Club.

Lions Club representatives handed over a cheque for $10,800 to the hospital team, on Thursday (July 14), at the hospital.

Volunteer Allan Gravelle said it was a great community, team effort by the Whitsunday Lions Club.

“What started out as a good idea, turned into a spectacularly successful charity golf day,” Mr Gravelle said.   

“With the support of local businesses and 120 keen golfers, it proved how fundraising can also be great fun.

“It was a great effort by all involved and we are looking forward to the next one.”

The inaugural Lions charity golf day took place on Sunday, June 12, at Whitsunday Green Club, Cannon Valley, and was very successful.

Thirty teams, totalling 120 players, took to the greens.

With around $3,500 in prizes, donated by local businesses, as well as hole sponsorship, the day attracted a good crowd, despite the colder than average temperatures on the day.

“It all added up to a fantastic donation for the Proserpine Hospital, which exceeded our expectations,” Whitsunday Green’s Kate Cross said.

“It was a huge, really fun day of golf on the greens, as 30 teams got into the spirit of things – some of them dressed up in colourful crazy shirts and enjoyed themselves, as well as being competitive, of course.”

The winning team on the day was FLICK, a team made up of Justyn Durbin, James Millar, Scott Hayes-Williams and Scott Morrissey.

James even got his first hole in one. The second was from Emerald, known as the Broncos, and third was the Tassal Prawn Heads.

The gross ‘off the stick’ winning team was the Pro Shop Bar, made up of Andrew Farrow, Scott Smith, Ryan Wilkes and Brooks.

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