Steve Green Inverell Times
Charity Golf Day Raises $5000 for Rescue Helicopter
November 30, 2012
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  • By Steve Green

    INVERELL Charity Golf Day held on Sunday, November 8 raised more than $5000 for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter as well as providing a great day of fun for the 81 people who participated.

    Golf club captain, Adrian King, said the event was well supported again this year.

    “Weather started out pretty ordinary but it turned into a fantastic day and it was good for the community,” Adrian said.

    “The players were mostly locals and a lot of the people who played weren’t actually golfers themselves.

    “But that’s what a charity golf day is all about.”

    The players themselves raised $2025 on the day and sponsorship added to that figure considerably.

    As the golf day co-ordinator for Westpac Geoff McLachlan was impressed with the sponsors contribution on the day.

    “The sponsorship is a big thing because we put their banners up if they give us $100 for the hole and plus we had banners everywhere,” Geoff said.

    “We got over $3000 sponsorship plus prizes for on the day…I find it easy to get sponsors, as soon as you walk in the door they say ‘Not golf again?’ but we get the sponsorship anyway.

    “We always get good sponsorship for the Westpac helicopter.”

    Adrian said Barry Walton from Westpac stated it costs $3500 to fly the helicopter for one hour and Geoff added that the helicopter is a free service.

    “So anyone can have it,” Geoff said.

    “If you need it you get it.”

    On the day Adrian said there were not really many champions on the course.

    “There were a lot of hackers there who enjoyed themselves in the four ball Ambrose,” Adrian said.

    “I think of all the teams out there on the day there was only one that failed to get a prize.