It was a sunny day on the greens for the 144 golfers who joined us at the Bundaberg Golf Course for the annual Friendlies Foundation Charity Golf Day.
The Friendlies Foundation co-ordinator, Maria Ebert said it was a record turnout of players on the day, with 36 teams taking to the Bundaberg Golf Course for a few holes, beverages and laughs.
“It was great to see so many returning players, as well as some joining us for the first time,” Maria said.
“It shows the fantastic support we receive for our golf day and our Foundation, and it just made for a really relaxed and fun day.”
Damien Botha, Bernie Trafford, Alan Cooper and Mark Shaw
Richard Hart, Daniel McLennan and Keith Redshaw
Chris Kettle, Brett Hensler, Mark Vincent and Ian Groszmann
Brad Harvey, Geoff Ebert, Chris Ryan and Les Bowman
Wayne Adcock, Pat Bowden, Michael Ryan and John Elphinstone
Jason Maw, Luke Samways, Peter Emery and Mick Gatwood
Bruce Nash, Dough Habermann and Alan Gray
Anthony Pisani, Len Fox, Peter Schoch and Mark Hodgkinson
Rob Degunst, Chris Robertson and John McNeil
Chris Salmon, Zack Mackay and Greg Ryland
Ned Shaw and Craig Swift
Chris Rowe and Doug Habermann
Stuart Bonnett and Colin Hunt
Colin Hunt, Stuart Bonnett, Robert Latoeperissa and Andrew Smith
Judie Gibbs and Sandra Dawson
Scott Mackey, Russel Heritage, Karl Brosnan, Dale Rathemal, Mark McLean, Jimmy Maher, Glen Toll and Ken Healy
Golfers enjoyed lunch by Guzman Y Gomez, a sausage sizzle on the course by Ray White Bundaberg City and burgers before presentations by the Rotary Club.
“We have also had an amazing response from businesses sponsoring the event and helping to make it such a success, with an unexpected amount of prizes to give away and put up for auction on the day,” Maria said.
Money raised from events like the golf day goes to ensuring the Friendly Society Private Hospital continues to provide life-saving services locally, reducing the need for Bundaberg patients to travel to Brisbane.
The Friendlies Foundation Co-ordinator Maria Ebert said they raised over $20,000 which far exceeded our expectation.
Funds raised this year will be used towards a $3 million unit complex to be built on the corner near the Friendlies Hospital in Bundaberg and will feature 16 interconnecting units for remote families needing treatment, trainee doctors, nurses and remote staff.
Thanks go to
HOLE SPONSORS: Ulton, Bundaberg Toyota, Bulls Masters, Ross Gray Motor City and Bishopp.
PRIZE SPONSORS: Ray White, Guzman Y Gomez, Mensland, Rotary International, Bargara Brewing Company, FoodWorks and Crush Magazine.
Maria Ebert at the Ray White camp.
Daniel Lines and Nadine Druce
Our wonderful volunteers helped make the day a success.
Maria Ebert and Aimee Courtice
Donations from Bundaberg FoodWorks. Maria Ebert and Luke Carmody.
The Ray White crew
Drink car making the rounds
Stuart Bonnett enjoying a morning coffee.
The winners! The team name is "A cut above @ Moore Park".
Shane Olive, Dwayne Thompson, Tiko Johnson & Stephen Buxton.
Auction by Ray White's John Price and Maria Ebert presenting the prizes.
Auction prizes. Bundaberg Rotary providing dinner.