Chip in for charity
Move over Michael Campbell and Danny Lee – the most generous golfers in the region are needed to help the Gulf Harbour Country Club raise money for Parkinson’s Auckland.
The Maurice Dixon Memorial Tournament will be played at the course on April 2.
With its spectacular ocean views and world-famous holes, organisers are hoping the day will raise $20,000 to fund a field officer position for a year to assist people with parkinsons.
The annual tournament has become something of a legend on the charity circuit because all players get a prize and there are major lucky spot prizes up for grabs.
Teams will be accepted at $500 and individuals at $125. Green fees, carts, finger food and prizes are included.
Four person teams play in an aggregate stableford – for handicap players only, while individuals and non-handicap players play in an individual stableford.
There is also a calcutta and spot prizes, but players must be in the clubhouse to be eligible.
The day starts with registration at 11.30am to noon, a briefing at 12.30pm, a shotgun start at 12.45pm, finger food and a cash bar at 5.30pm, and prizegiving and a charity auction at 6pm.
Organisers have hole sponsorships at $1000 which includes a complementary team of four.
They are also looking for prize donations, with suitable corporate promotional material appreciated.
Email aklparkinsons@xtra. co.nz or phone 278-6918 by March 26 to register.
As an international standard course Gulf Harbour requires men to play in a shirt with collar, golf shorts or slacks, golf or sports shoes with long or short socks. Women’s golf fashion must be worn.
Denim jeans, tracksuit pants, beach shorts or cut-offs are not permitted.