CHAR­ITY DAY WITH ACE PRIZE

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - SPORT - WITH PETER THOM­SON

AT­TEN­TION pro golfers who haven’t made too many cuts lately, and week­end hack­ers who, in the words of Clint East­wood’s Dirty Harry, are “feelin’ lucky”. Sun­corp Sta­dium is hold­ing its an­nual char­ity golf day at The Pines, Sanc­tu­ary Cove on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 20 and this year they are of­fer­ing a prize that Tiger Woods wouldn’t sneeze at. UBET has put up $20,000 cash for the first per­son to score a hole-in-one on the fourth hole. All you have to do is carry 172 me­tres from the back tee, avoid two bunkers at the front of the green and stay out of the creek that runs along the right of the fair­way and the dam on the left. Piece of cake. The golf day, now in its eighth year, raises funds for Wally Lewis’s favourite cause, Hear and Say, which teaches chil­dren who are deaf to hear and be heard. Last year it raised over $60,000, tak­ing the to­tal so far to $280,000. This year Sun­corp Sta­dium gen­eral man­ager Alan Gra­ham is hop­ing for a sim­i­lar r re­sult and thanks to the qual­ity of the “money can’t buy” ex­pe­ri­ences of­fered through the on­line auc­tion, they should ace it. As last year’s event showed,s not all the heavy hit­terst are on the golf course. The top item fea­tures two tick­etst to the Mel­bourne Cup ini the Bird­cage, re­turn air­fares, lux­ury overnight ac­com­mo­da­tion at the five-star GrandG Hy­att Ho­tel and chauf­feuredf trans­fers. Last year the same ex­pe­ri­encee went for a record $27,500. All auc­tion items can be viewedv at gal­abid.com/ss­golf­day17

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