Chip in for char­ity

Central Leader - - News -

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.

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