Day on the green to raise hospice funds

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Grove Park Seniors Golf Club member John Robertson and president Rob Hornsby.
Camera IconGrove Park Seniors Golf Club member John Robertson and president Rob Hornsby. Credit: Laurie Benson

Golfers will come together on Monday to raise funds for Albany Community Hospice with a special 18-hole Stableford competition hosted by Grove Park Seniors Golf Club.

The club has committed $1000 to hospice and will raise further funds through various sources on the golf day, in which they hope to have at least 30 players take to the green.

The charity golf day has been held before but Grove Park Seniors Golf Club is hoping to raise at least another $500 to be donated to the hospice.

The club is encouraging any willing golfers to join members for the day.

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The $15 fee includes a round of golf and food.

Grove Park will be donating 30 per cent of the green fees from the day towards the cause while a raffle will also raise funds.

The competition starts at noon and Albany Community Hospice will be at the presentations at 4pm for a cheque handover.

Event organiser John Robertson said the club hoped to make it a regular occurrence.

“It’s been done before but we are hoping to make it an annual event,” Mr Robertson said. “We’ve put our feelers out to other clubs to support this and with a bit of luck, we can possibly get 40 golfers to play.

“We have already committed $1000 and hopefully we can raise another $500 or so to go towards a really good cause.”

The club was formed 46 years ago and encourages men and women over the age of 55 to participate in golf twice a week in a semi-competitive manner.

Anyone interested in joining the charity golf day can contact the club president, Rob Hornsby, on 9844 4158 or on 0408 236 475.

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