Rotary golf day benefits charities

The NewsMail

THEY drove, chipped and putted for a good cause and had plenty of fun along the way, too.

A field of 132 golfers made up no less than 32 teams who converged on Bonville Golf Resort for the inaugural Rotary Club of Coffs Harbour City Charity Golf Day.

The golfers managed to raise a healthy $8000 for the vital work of community organisations Lifeline North Coast, Northern Kids Care and the Waratah Respite Centre.

“The identification of these services followed on from our mental health forum last year where over 600 people attended,” said Coffs City Rotary Club president Peter Lindsay.

“As a Rotary club, we felt the best thing we could do was to provide support for those services who provide assistance to the mentally ill, their carers and families.”

The inaugural golf day included a Rotary golf challenge in which $1000 was awarded to the best finishing Rotary team, Rotary Club of Port Macquarie Sunrise.

“We all had a great day especially the three of us who had not played at Bonville before!” said Sunrise secretary Bob Higham.

“What a magnificent and picturesque course to hold a charity golf event.

“Congratulations to the Coffs City club on a well-run event, plus also the professional staff at Bonville Resort.

“We are already planning to come back next year.”

The winning team donated its $1000 to The Men’s Shed at Port Macquarie.

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