BMAFC Charity Golf Day Hits a Hole in One

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Updated: March 19, 2014
Golf DAY

The inaugural Blacktown Magic AFC Charity Golf Day, proudly supporting beyondblue, was held on a spectacular morning at the Riverside Oaks Golf Resort, Sunday 9th March. Over 60 aspiring golfers made the scenic drive out to Cattai in the early morning fog to show their support to both the Magic and beyondblue. The luncheon function was hosted by AFL premiership winning captain and AFL commentator, Tom Harley and there was also a guest appearance from former GWS Giants and Carlton star, Setanta O’Hailpin.

 

In 2013, the Magic entered a national competition, organised by Swisse, to find the National AFL Quality Club of the Year and after entering the 2 minutes video and receiving the most votes, the Magic were deemed to be the Australian Community Club of the Year. This award presented the opportunity, amongst others, to host a sportsman’s luncheon and there was no better way than doing that with a round of golf.

The Magic wanted to take this opportunity to raise awareness of men’s health, in particular men’s mental health, and partnering with beyondblue was the perfect match. The Magic generously donated 20% of all profits raised on the day to beyondblue which was a fantastic effort.

The 15 teams took off in their carts, with high expectations of performance and a gusto like Tiger Woods. It was a close competition with only 0.125 being the difference between 1st and 2nd place. In the end the team of Glenn Harris, Mark Edmondson, Richard Bell and Lachlan Bell took out the inaugural BMAFC Charity Cup and will be back to defend their title next year.

Golf wasn’t the only winner on the day with plenty of prizes and novelties on offer. The 100m chipping competition proved to be a crowd favourite, with the final five players competing for the stay and play package, donated by Riverside Oaks. It was intense and pressure was high, but the lucky Warwick Andrews chipped within 2 metres of the pin to take the prize.

Golf Day 1

 

Prizes for the day included:

1 x Stay and Play package at Riverside Oaks Golf Resort

4 x Hyperlite 5 stand bags and 4 x 18 round of golf at Riverside Oaks Golf Course

4 x HG 64” Single canopy umbrellas

4 x Odyssey White Hot Pro Putters

9 x Dozen Speed Regime Premium Tour Golf Balls

9 x Dozen X Hot Pro Golf Balls

9 x Dozen Super soft Golf Balls

 

Lunch followed the golf and the Riverside Oaks put on a feast fit for a king. Our host for the day, Tom Harley, introduced BMAFC Club President John Clifford to welcome everyone and thank them for their support on the day. The highlight for many was the 20 questions session with Tom and Setanta, who reminisced on their playing days, the highlights, the lows and also provided some advice on the importance of staying mentally healthy. We also had a guest speaker from beyondblue, Bill Morakis, come and speak at the luncheon about the great work which beyondblue do and the support that they provide.

To finish off the afternoon and to raise some further funds for beyondblue, Tom commenced the sporting memorabilia auction. There were some great items on offer including a signed cricket bat from Ricky Ponting, a 2012 signed Hawthorn Guernsey, an Indigenous Sydney Swans All Stars signed Guernsey, a Tim Cahill New York Red Bulls signed jersey and a limited edition Head tennis package just to name a few.

Golf Day 2

 

A big thank you to the sponsors and hole sponsors of the day which included the Ettamogah, Rouse Hill Landscape Supplies, Crowe Howarth, DGN Roofing, YTS Tennis Coaching, Glenn Harris, Savvy_Penny Inc. Social Enterprise and Swisse.

All in all, it was a fantastic day and a massive success and from the efforts of Darren Edmondson and Daniel Clifford, an annual event will continue for many years to come.

 

If you would like to make a donation to beyondblue please visit: www.beyondblue.org.au

For further support or enquiries please contact the beyondblue helpline on 1300 22 36 46

 

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