Golfers line up for Proud­ies

Albany Advertiser - - NEWS - Tim Edmunds

The chance of win­ning a new car is ex­pected to lure golfers for a good cause next month when the Proud­ies Foun­da­tion hosts its first fundrais­ing golf day in Al­bany.

The Proud­ies Foun­da­tion Golf Day at Al­bany Golf Club will be the foun­da­tion’s ma­jor fundraiser in the city for the year, with funds to as­sist in the care of War­rick Proudlove, who was se­ri­ously in­jured in a car ac­ci­dent in 2011. A tal­ented lo­cal foot­baller, Proudlove was play­ing for Clare­mont Foot­ball Club when the car he was a pas­sen­ger in hit a stray horse and a tree on Al­bany High­way near Mt Barker.

He has since re­quired round-the­clock care af­ter sus­tain­ing se­ri­ous head in­juries, lead­ing to the foun­da­tion be­ing es­tab­lished to as­sist his fam­ily fi­nan­cially.

A new Nis­san X-Trail from Al­bany City Mo­tors is up for grabs for the player who can sink a hole in one on the par-three 10th hole, with the four-per­son Am­brose event ex­pected to at­tract golfers of all abil­i­ties.

The golf day, which in­cludes din­ner and en­ter­tain­ment by lo­cal band Pin­stripe, will fol­low on from the an­nual Proud­ies Golf Day in Perth on Oc­to­ber 6.

Proud­ies Foun­da­tion board mem­ber Steve Shann said the golf day would be the first ma­jor fun- draiser in Al­bany since 2014’s Do­ing it for a Mate cal­en­dar.

“We want to make this an an­nual event so hope­fully it’s a suc­cess­ful one,” he said. “A lot of guys wanted to sup­port the Perth golf day last year but couldn’t travel, so with this they have the op­por­tu­nity.”

The Proud­ies Foun­da­tion Golf Day will be held on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 27. En­try is $400 a team. En­try forms can be col­lected from the club.

Pic­ture: Lau­rie Ben­son

Al­bany Golf Club’s Dan North­cott, Dean Gliosca, Proud­ies Foun­da­tion’s Steve Shann, Rowan Trott from Buildrite Homes and ma­jor spon­sors John Can­non and Scott Leary from Al­bany City Mo­tors with the Nis­san X-Trail up for grabs dur­ing the Proud­ies Foun­da­tion Golf Day.

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