Rain won't ruin Elly's day

WEATHER won’t cause the cancellation of next Sunday’s Elly Stig Memorial Golf Day and Charity Auction at Nambucca Heads Island Golf Club.

Organising committee member Merle Tuckey said even if the rain continues the fundraising activities will go ahead along with some form of golfing activity for brave and hardy souls who class themselves ‘golf tragics’.

“Another year that it rained we still had a few hardy souls out there hitting balls down the fairway,” she said.

“But I think Elly will answer our prayers and bring the sun out in time.”

More than 200 golfing nominations have been received and some late vacancies remain for those keen to break last year’s record of 212 starters.

Brisbane Broncos coach Ivan Henjak and Newcastle counterpart Rick Stone have volunteered to present trophies and assist with the auction.

Late arrivals for the auction includes an Olympic shirt signed by Juan Antonio Samaranch and signed memorabilia from Michael Hussey, Glen McGrath, Craig Parry, Alan Border and Susie O’Neill.

A monster raffle will conclude proceedings with 20 winners drawn who will take turns selecting their prize from the pool of goods.

Proceeds will aid the Children’s Cancer Institute Australia for medical research into childhood cancer.

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