Golfers go pink for a good cause
EVEN the greens got into the spirit of things at the Stanthorpe Golf Club fundraiser on Saturday.
As golfers prepared take part in the pink-themed Heritage Bank Stanthorpe Charity Golf Day, a field of pink flowers brought the golf course to life in a symbolic show of colour.
This set the tone for the day, as golfers and their buggies were also decorated in vibrant pink hues.
Heritage Bank Stanthorpe branch sales and service manager Sonya Casley said the day was a great success.
"It went really well,” Casley said.
"We raised $700... through the multi-draw.
"I think that's pretty awesome, there was 45 players and it meant everyone really contributed.”
Casley said the fundraiser, now in its fifth year, would go towards local cancer support as well as breast cancer research.
"This is our fifth year,” she said. "We just have so much fun and they're very generous, which is lovely. And it was such a lovely atmosphere.”
She thanked Stanthorpe Golf Club for being supportive of the event.
"It was excellent and it's just a lovely club too, that golf club,” she said.
"I've always found them so supportive.”
She said those diagnosed with a serious illness often had to visit their bank early on, due to the financial challenges that situation would often bring about.
"That's really the tough part of our job,” she said.
"For us to be able to give back to help those people... that is why we do this.”
Casley said many of the same "beautiful people” returned to the event year after year.
She said Casley Mount Hutton Vineyard donated a range of prizes for the day.
Stanthorpe Golf Club secretary Neta Thouard was impressed with the players' efforts in getting into the theme and supporting the cause. "It was just excellent,” she said.
Winners were Stephen Kay and Linda Kelly. Runners-up were Aaron Simmers and Margie Locke.